Vanessa Carlton is celebrating the 20th anniversary of her hit song, “A Thousand Miles”.
The 40-year-old musician is looking back at the iconic song and revealing for once and for all, just who the subject is that she’s singing about.
“The song is about a crush I had on a Juilliard student,” Vanessa shared. “I can’t say the person’s name because they are a famous actor and I don’t want to say it.”
In her documentary with Vice, Vanessa says she’s not attaching a gender to the crush on purpose.
“I’m purposefully, I’m not attaching a gender and it will remain like that,” she says, adding to the speculation of which actor it is about.
Vanessa also spoke about how it’s taken her a long time to really like the song again.
“I figured out how to make peace with that song, how to honor people’s connection with that song and realize that song does not belong to me anymore,” she says. “That allows me to move forward as a musician.”
Vanessa just recently dropped her sixth studio album.