Yes, I was scared, it was like stage fright, but I worked through it. If you've gotten to the door, you shouldn't doubt you can open it.
I loved Queen, Journey, Fleetwood Mac, and people like Barbara Streisand. The thing with me is that classical music was also an inspiration. I took piano lessons at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels for 10 years.
Because English is the universal language. No matter where you come from, if you sing in English, you can cross over to the world.
Being classically trained gave me the real foundation for music. It's so important in my life. Why was I influenced by all these styles of music? Because it gave me a sense of freedom. It made me feel like I could put my hand in a colored bag and pull out a different colored candy and have fun with it.
I started the indie label because when you need to survive, you will do anything. I had gotten so many no's, and I was banging my head on every wall trying to find a way to make it work. So I said, I'll do it myself. I started my own company, hired people, and did it with no money. The
people who worked for me were very loyal. I said, If this works out, we'll be okay. These people have been with me for the last 10 years.
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