Interviews


Songwriting interviews, inspirational stories, new artist showcases and more…

We talk to up-and-coming artists and big names alike to get the inside story on their songwriting techniques and on how they got to where they are today, while experienced hired songwriters share some of their ideas to help get your creative juices flowing.

John Paul White. Photo: Alysse Gafkjen

16/01/2020

Interview: John Paul White

The former Civil Wars man discusses his latest album, solo writing and the thread running through all of his work…

How I wrote 'Just The Way I'm Feeling' by Feeder's Grant Nicholas

13/01/2020

How I wrote ‘Just The Way I’m Feeling’ by Feeder’s Grant Nicholas

The Welsh guitar band’s frontman and chief songwriter reflects on the creation of one of his rock group’s best-loved songs…

Mylene Besancon

02/01/2020

The importance of developing a standout brand in the music business

Promoted by Tunedly: The music production and publishing company’s co-founder offers some helpful tips for musicians to develop their brand…

Mike Rutherford

27/12/2019

How I wrote ‘The Living Years’ by Mike + The Mechanics’ Mike Rutherford

The Mechanics main man and co-founding member of Genesis tells the tragic and compelling story behind the award-winning 80s ballad…

Temples' James Bagshaw

21/12/2019

Interview: Temples’ James Bagshaw

The Kettering frontman delves into the group’s psychedelic third record and a desire to make music on their own terms…

Erland Cooper. Photo: Neil Thomson

09/12/2019

Interview: Erland Cooper

We catch up with a Scottish songwriter and soundscaper who is capturing the essence of the Orkney Islands through music…

The Album That Changed Everything feature in Songwriting Magazine Summer 2019

08/12/2019

The Album That Changed Everything (Summer 2019)

Some of our favourite past Songwriting interviewees reveal the seminal albums that have inspired them the most over the years…

Stanlaey

05/12/2019

Song Deconstructed: ‘The Multiverse Moat’ by STANLÆY

Bristol-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist takes us on a journey to Iceland in order to reveal all about this new track…

How I Wrote 'It Must Have Been Love'

02/12/2019

How I wrote ‘It Must Have Been Love’ by Roxette’s Per Gessle

The Swedish soft-rock duo’s lead singer reveals the ballad that graced the ‘Pretty Woman’ soundtrack was originally a Christmas song…

Kiefer Sutherland

24/11/2019

Interview: Kiefer Sutherland

Jack of all trades: not content with just saving the world, the ’24’ star is now making great music…

Beg Friend

22/11/2019

Song-by-Song: ‘Make Shift’ by Beg Friend

Songwriter Joe da Costa takes us inside his debut EP, complete with the otherworldly voice of an old family friend…

Laurent Bourque. Photo: Rebecca Chan

21/11/2019

Song Deconstructed: ‘Lightning Mood’ by Laurent Bourque

The Canadian indie-pop singer-songwriter reveals the collaborative process behind his latest single that emerged on a trip to Paris…

Andrew Combs

19/11/2019

Interview: Andrew Combs

We spoke with the Dallas-born country musician to learn about his new direction and co-writing with friends like Dylan LeBlanc…

Handbags And Gladrags by Mike d'Abo

17/11/2019

How I wrote ‘Handbags And Gladrags’ by Mike d’Abo

The Manfreds man tells the story of his classic that’s been a hit for Chris Farlowe, Rod Stewart and Stereophonics…

Alexander Tucker by Dom Garwood

14/11/2019

Five minutes with… Alexander Tucker

The experimental songwriter discusses how influences such as H.P Lovecraft’s science fiction writings helped to shape his most recent album…

Tim Holehouse

12/11/2019

Diary Of A Songwriter: Tim Holehouse

Having spent the last 13 years on the road, we join the first week of the hard-working musician’s latest tour…

How I Wrote book 'If I Were A Boy'

11/11/2019

How I wrote ‘If I Were A Boy’ for Beyoncé by BC Jean

How the global smash started life as a Californian girl’s break-up song, inspired by pizza and popcorn in Times Square…

Imogen Mahdavi

07/11/2019

Song Deconstructed: ‘Rock The Boat’ by Imogen Mahdavi

The rising alt-pop singer-songwriter reveals what went into writing and recording her brand new track about rekindling a fragile relationship…

Ashley Monroe

05/11/2019

Interview: Ashley Monroe

As a songwriter, solo artist and member of country supergroup Pistol Annies, the Southern songbird has found her sweet spot…

Shed Seven

04/11/2019

How I wrote ‘Chasing Rainbows’ by Shed Seven’s Rick Witter

The singer with York’s indie guitar heroes looks back on the creation of an anthem from the band’s Britpop heyday…

 


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2 thoughts on “Interviews

  1. I would love an interview with you guys. Please look at my recent interviews. Thank you.

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