Bibi Bourelly disappears. It's more of a fleeting fragmentation rather than teleportation - like quicksand swallowing itself. When it's time to create, Bibi is somewhere else.

On her latest BOY EP, you can see her travel. Physically, she's perched on a stool in the dimly-lit studio in Brooklyn. Her headphones secure her thick, ringlets away from her face enough to show off her warm glowing skin as she belts four emotional tracks that make up the recently-released visual project. But the darkness in her thick eyes are too deep to see where she's pulling the emotion from.

It's a regiment she thought she'd show you to make sense of a creative process she's just starting to understand herself.

How is your summer going? A lot is going on in your life these days.

It's been awesome, man. I'm just learning so much about myself and how to be a better person and how to deal with life. I think. Until two from weeks from now and I feel like I don't know shit again.

I feel you. But you've been taking on the world one festival stage at a time this summer. Are you in a stage where you find traveling more inspiring or exhausting, because I find it's usually one or the other.

The thing that revives my energy the most is just doing shows and seeing my fans and the people that know the fucking lyrics to my songs, you know? And meeting all these different incredible people. I've just been taking in the world, man. And the love. I find that in life, it's so easy to get caught up in the negativity and the hate and the doubters, but I've just been focusing most of my energy towards the people that uplift me and believe in me and inspire me and who I inspire.

And through the honesty in your lyrics, you've been able to foster real relationships with your fans. You call them your society. So tell me about the roll they play in your life currently.

My society, BB society is just made up of honest people. I think they can spot bullshit from a mile away. I don't think I necessarily appeal to people who are disingenuous. They want to be honest. And that means a lot to me. They're all so unique and individual but they all have that in common.

Speaking of honesty, I've been watching your BOY EP videos and the rawness you deliver on them is incredible. What sparked the idea behind the project?

Love. I think for the first time in my life, I felt consciously in love. I think that because of that experience and the things that it did to my emotions, I wanted to express all the other times I had felt it. For anybody that had ever felt the same. It's very difficult for me to talk about love in my regular life. I feel like a lot of my friends were really surprised that I did that, because I'm very private and scared of that.

How did sifting through those emotions during the process of creating the EP set the precedent for acknowledging your feelings in order to turn them into art moving forward?

I think I'm fairly open once I've realized that I should be. I've always written about love, it was just different for me to make a project about it and talk about it. In itself, it's difficult for me to talk about where my inspiration comes from. It is a direct reflection of my subconscious. If you ever come to the studio with me and watch me write, that shit comes out in 30 minutes sometimes and I'm gone for those 30 minutes. You'll look at me and won't even be able to speak to me, because I'm not even coherent. I just go to this very protective special place. So articulating the inspirations for the songs is almost like going backwards. A typical creative person gets inspiration and they know they're inspiration. They know what they want to say and they figure out a way to say it. I say it and then realize what it's inspired by. It was a dope experience articulating what I interpreted my music as. And I want to continue to do that. I almost felt like I wasn't articulate enough. But I tried my best.

Not too long ago you tweeted, "Wondering if you're happy is a great shortcut to being depressed," which I cant stop thinking about. It's also a line from 20th Century Women. What is happiness to you right now?

Freedom. Creative and emotional freedom. Being able to see clearly. To not be influenced or dominated or controlled by any thought or any thing or any being. To choose what you pay attention to.

What do you make as a priority in your life to make sure you have that freedom?

My intuition. Trying not to compromise my creativity. Family. Friends. And sometimes I don't have it. There's days when I have it and days where I don't. The goal is to fucking do everything I can do make sure I do feel free but it doesn't always work that way. You don't know freedom if you've never not felt restricted or confined. It's a journey. True freedom is something you spend you're whole life working towards.

On 'Sunshine' you really expressed that moment of feeling trapped within yourself. I know fans were so happy to finally get a studio version of that track. But now that you've released all of that on the BOY EP, where do you feel you're at creatively now?

I still want to do a real studio version of that track. One with my band that's really produced. My creativity is a fucking wildebeest. It goes off on a tangent. Right now, I am more vulnerable than I have been previously in my music. I can be softer. It would be so much easier if the world saw me in the fucking studio. I really don't know what I'm doing sometimes when I do it. I'll know how I feel when I write the album. I'll know what stage of my life I'm in and I'll know what space I'm in when the album comes. My songs are my life.