Songwriting tips


When I get a new song idea I work on it to a certain point, record it on my Dictaphone, and walk away. The brain can play with you and say that sounds great, but then in the cold morning light say your song idea sucks. The brain is honest with you when it hears the song idea with fresh ears. I’ve been suckered into thinking a song idea is the best thing I’ve ever written and after much toil and valuable time it’s turned out nothing of the sort. Get down as much of a new song idea as you can and then give yourself a break from it.

I thought the song idea for ‘Body Language’ The Dooleys was a bummer, but the next day my fresh ears told me a different story.



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