Jillian Rose Banks Quotes

  • I feel more comfortable being confrontational and authoritative. It's important for women in this business.
  • I think doing things that scare you a little is a good thing. A little bit of fear is never a bad thing. A healthy amount of fear makes everything taste better.
  • My identity started developing through the songs I was writing.
  • I think social media is an interesting beast - you can't get too caught up in it. People can get caught up in it sometimes, but I think it's important to live in the present and not on the computer screen.
  • Music is the most private place in my life, but it's become the most public part of who I am.
  • My music is inspired by my life: the people in my life, the people I have relationships with, the people I love, the people that make me feel something.
  • I like wearing oils. Perfume makes me nauseous sometimes. It's too strong.
  • My music is 100-percent me, so it's just who I developed into as a woman. I feel really grateful that I waited until I did because I feel like I really found who I was by doing that.
  • I've felt real pain, and sometimes I channel the exhale coming out of that to write, and those are the songs that give me the most power and the most strength.
  • The song 'Stick'? That needed to be chunky and sexy. It's human. It's human to be the girl in 'Stick' and feel spicy as heck.
  • Fashion is a huge part of music and of who you are. It really sets the mood for a show, and it's fun to play around with it. You can get really creative in photo shoots as well. You know, just having fun with it.
  • Social media overwhelms me.
  • L.A. is a really good home base. I've grown up here, and so sometimes I have wanderlust even though I tour. You think it would be cured by touring, but sometimes I feel like I want to be somewhere else.
  • I feel like my dream animal would be a mermaid that could fly and also live in the trees. She has a nest, almost like a bird. She feeds her babies like a bird, like, chews the food first and then feeds it to them through her mouth.
  • Femininity can be a powerful thing.
  • I get so many questions in interviews about feminism, and I think the second you start separating femininity and masculinity and giving one more power than the other, that's like - everyone is a person.
  • I like a kind of dark, bronze-y brown smoky eye with maybe some mascara, some contouring and stuff, but I don't like wearing black or pinks. I like it more tonal.
  • My approach to beauty is all about moods. If you want to feel sexy, if you want to feel feminine or, I don't know, boyish - it's all about how you feel at that point in time. My mood changes.
  • I listened to pretty much anything that I could really feel, where I felt like the artist had to write those songs, where you can feel their soul and the pain and the happiness and love and everything.
  • There are definitely a lot of creative people I want to work with. I wanna work with Drake!
  • There's no separation between electronic music and acoustic music. It's all one thing. Each song has its own heartbeat. Each song has its own soul.
  • I like Australia, but every time I'm there, I feel like everybody's being sarcastic because everyone's so nice.
  • I just think it looks so cool when a woman has a dirty martini. She looks so powerful.