So you dropped out of high school to pursue your music career. Was that a difficult decision to make?
Not really. I didn’t really fit in in school really well so it was pretty easy actually. I didn’t really like going to school that much because it was kind of hell everyday, so I dropped out right as I turned 16 and started touring in my car. I was ready for it. A month after I turned 16, I started getting everything going and just dropped out.
And how did your parents react to that decision?
My parents kicked me out of the house. But after a while, when they saw that I was actually being productive and really doing what I wanted to do, they started supporting a lot more and they got actually really pumped on it. Now they’re really excited about all the music and are 100 percent supportive.
Now you’re selling a ton of tracks on iTunes and you’ve signed to Warner Bros., so do you feel like in some sense you’ve made it and you’re establishing yourself?
I don’t know, maybe. Maybe, I hope so (laughs). I feel like things are definitely getting a lot better and we get hotel rooms now. Things used to be very scary going out on the road because we didn’t know what to expect, but now I feel a lot more comfortable. I feel like we’ve made it in the sense that we’ve made it to the next level, but I don’t feel like we’ve legitimately made it yet.
To you, what would making it be?
Making it would probably be, to me, being able to play music for the rest of your life, or not having to go to a school eventually and get another job. That’s what’s making it to me.
Have you started working on a full-length album yet?
Yup. Actually, yesterday I just flew into Philly because we were out in California recording the album a little bit. We got about half of it done. I’m really pumped on it.