For their final post as our Artist of the Week, A Story Told reflects on their writing process and musical influences. Check it out below!
So, I get to write about anything? Since we get the musical influence and writing process question all the time, I’m always super interested and intrigued by hearing the answer to that question from artists. In a way, it’s like getting a look into the soul of a person (not creepy) and what makes them who they are; why they tick.
When I’m in the “writing” mindset, I try to drown myself in crowds of people having conversations. I think conversations as a form of human interaction, vocal or body language, is something we don’t pick apart because we have them so often with people, it’s just a normal thing. So for me, picking pieces of normal everyday conversation contributes narratively in how we tell stories as songwriters. Sometimes a listener doesn’t want a description of what’s happening or what happened, but more of a personal perspective. And sometimes we can’t always describe a situation because all we have is personal perspective. And it can’t be objective. It’s so easy to get caught up in TRYING to write the best song possible instead of just letting it happen. That’s why it’s such a process. Write down things you hear, anything and everything that pops in your head no matter what time it is or what you’re doing. Then shape it. I definitely see this headspace as a blessing and a curse. Because so often there will be these moments in life that happen and my first and probably not the most appropriate thought is: I’m for sure going to write about this later.