Cara: I’d like to shut off all the noise and allow people to be creative without all the judgments and standards that we think we have to follow. The bar is set so high for women, and it doesn’t really exist for men.
When I did the  MTV Video Music Awards [preshow], I chose to go with no makeup because I’m doing this whole campaign for my song “Scars.” I just wore my regular clothes — I didn’t fancy it up — and a lot of articles, especially those written by women, said, essentially, “We understand what you’re trying to do, but if you just could have elevated it a bit...” That’s so frustrating! I’m trying to make a statement, and they’re saying they acknowledge that statement, yet wish I would change. You put so much work into being a good performer, and then all people can talk about is what shoes you’re wearing.
Another big question: Trump or Clinton?
Chance: Hillary Clinton, by far. Not to sound selfish, but she’s from Chicago so I would hope that she’d be engaged in our city’s current troubles and needs. She has a certain sincerity that’s hidden by the media. I’m not sure if it’s because she’s a woman or because Donald Trump just has a stronghold on the media at this time, but she’s unfairly treated. I can’t really speak on her policies but I feel a certain connection to Hillary Clinton that’s just not there with Donald Trump.
Morris: I have to go with Hillary just because I can’t stand Trump.
Cara: I’m just going to say that I’m very lucky to be Canadian.
What’s next for you?
Cara: I’m trying to write a bit on the road. I thought it was going to be easy but it’s actually very difficult. When I make an album I want to dedicate all my time to it, because I got to do that for the first one.