We’re about halfway through February, the halfway point of FAWM (February Album Writing Month).
Most years, I starve myself of songwriting for a few months before February, and this year was no different. This tends to cause a flurry of completed songs in the first week. I wrote 6 songs this year. The first was an amazing piece that I consider to be the best song I’ve ever written, tentatively titled “Rising Dawn”.
But, what also happens every year, is that after the flurry of songwriting, I hit a wall. No matter what I write, it sounds boring or repetitive to me. That’s when I try a different approach.
I tend to start songs by picking a drum beat I like, and then riffing on top of that. The next approach is to start a song with bass or synth. This next clip is the song that broke the wall, tentatively titled “Thoughts And Prayers” –
There are still 17 days left in February, so, we shall see what other music rears its ugly head!