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#MostRequestedLive Interview: Julia Michaels On Her Hula Hooping Habit

posted by Tracy Herbster -

Tonight we got to talk to Julia Michaels on #MostRequestedLive! Check out the highlights and listen to the full interview with Maxwell below.

On her collaborative songwriting process:

"A lot of the times we'll kind of just have a conversation. We'll shut ourselves out from the outside world, and we'll just talk. A lot of the times, we won't even be thinking about a song. They'll say a word or a sentence, that's just so potent, and we'll just be like, 'Oh, wow, we should write that.'"

On her hula-hooping hobby:

"I was going through a lot of anxiety, at a certain point in my life, and my brain just didn't know how to handle it at the time. My step-sister, actually, is a professional hula-hooper, and she was doing it at my Mom's house, and I was like, 'That's so cool.' She gave me a hula hoop, she was like, 'Here, take this back to California!' I was like, great, I'm not gonna use this sh*t...  and then I did it for two weeks straight. I'll make it really dark in my house, I'll put on my Sonos speaker, and I'll just lose myself."

On her goal as an artist:

"I wanna have that song, or be that artist, where somebody has an emotion that they've suppressed, or don't feel like they can tap into, and they'll hear a song like, 'Issues,' and they'll be like, 'Oh, I feel like this, and it hasn't occurred to me that this is how I feel,' you know? I want that."

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