The 18-year-old singer opened up the glossy about his family and friends. Check it:
On his father’s death: “People are like, ‘Is it weird that you don’t have a dad?’ No. That’s just how I grew up, and that’s what’s normal for me. I can’t imagine having a dad. I can’t be like, ‘Hey, Dad! Want to go play catch in the yard?’ That would be weird for me to say.”
On his mom: “It is probably the coolest thing a parent could do—to have hope and faith in what I’m doing. I felt a lot of pressure on me and was like, OK, I definitely have to go hard now. I’ve gotta be the man of the house and make the money and provide for my family.”
On his best friends: “If I hadn’t met them, I wouldn’t be where I am now.”
For more on Austin, visit TeenVogue.com.