My life is not always Paradise, says George Ezra
GEORGE EZRA says pals consider his job as a pop star so ‘easy’ that they struggle to understand his anxiety battles.
The Paradise singer experienced mental health issues — namely a severe case of writer’s block — following his music breakthrough in 2014.
‘Each day, I was waking up trying to write and wasn’t able to, which seems like such a small thing, but once that’s two months…’ said George in an exclusive chat with Guilty Pleasures.
‘I was trying to explain it to a friend, “Well, imagine whatever your job is, you’re waking up and not doing it, not fulfilling it”.
‘I remember someone saying to me, “I think what you do is really easy, George”. I wasn’t offended but I was like, “If it is, why don’t you do it?”’
One person who doesn’t have a problem penning smash hits is his friend Ed Sheeran — not that George is seeking that level of fame. ‘I don’t think I’m cut out for that,’ he added. ‘He wears it really well and seems comfortable there.’ However, the 24-year-old would like to write with Ed, who has given him advice in the past.
Now George is back with his long-awaited second album, Staying At Tamara’s (out now), and is already turning his attention to a road trip that may inspire his third. ‘I would love to travel from north to south California without a plan, just hit the road,’ he said. ‘Only places with sunshine.’
Author: Andrei Harmsworth