- Saturday, 08 September 2012 12:42
Right. I’ve definitely gone off on a tangent. A not unwelcome one, but a tangent nonetheless.
I’ve now got three old songs that have never really stood up to being recording on the go. I’ve drastically changed how I’m recording. I don’t like not explaining things, but I’m not sure how I’m going to explain what I’ve changed, for fear of spoilers. Let me get back to you on that.
Nevertheless, as well as it’s going, these old songs are a deviation from the course, but it feels right. They won’t be part of the new album though; that would be cheating…
- Sunday, 26 August 2012 22:06
I’ve been thinking a lot today about what I want this to be. I’ve been thinking a lot about how accesible it should be.
Contrary to what you may think, I don’t dislike commercial music. Not at all. There’s a part of me that would rather make a Justified than my version of The Eraser. Honestly. Ferr serious.
There’s a lot to be said for letting people in. I mean that, as opposed to dumbing down. Can a more potent message be more readily delivered in more easily comprehendable packaging? Probably. I wrestle with wanting to push myself, and wanted to be understood and accessible. I don’t want to make a dumb pop record, but there’s more potency to pop writing than just being popular.
In my younger days I was obsessed with the idea of clever pop writing. As I’ve got older my music has got weirder and more complex, something I always hoped for. When I was writing simple(ish) pop(ier) songs in my youth, I longed to be more ‘serious’ whatever that means.
I wonder, can I push myself back in that direction?