Eagle-Eye Cherry

How I wrote ‘Save Tonight’ by Eagle-Eye Cherry

May 20, 2019 in Features, Interviews

When this pop-rock classic landed on both sides of the Atlantic it became a self-fulfilling prophecy for its creator…

Alex Toth. Photo: Michael Leviton

Diary Of A Songwriter: Alex Toth

May 16, 2019 in Features, Interviews

Things get increasingly meta when this diary entry from the Tōth man form the basis of a brand new song…

The Lighthouse Family's Paul Tucker

Interview: Lighthouse Family’s Paul Tucker

May 11, 2019 in Features, Interviews

Finally returning with a new album, we catch up with the pop-soul duo’s songwriter still searching for his Holy Grail…

Songs In The Key Of… Tucson, Arizona

May 7, 2019 in Features, Interviews, Music

Gabriel Sullivan and Brian Lopez of XIXA assume the role of tour guides as we head into the Arizonan desert…

Midnight Oil

How I wrote ‘Beds Are Burning’ by Midnight Oil’s Rob Hirst

May 5, 2019 in Features, Interviews

Detailing the plight of Australia’s First Nations people, this rock anthem found an international audience upon its release in 1987…

Songwriting Magazine Spring 2019

Songwriting Magazine Spring 2019 edition out now

April 30, 2019 in Features, Songwriting Magazine Spring 2019

Our latest issue features Kiefer Sutherland, Ashley Monroe, Chris Difford, Howard Jones, Tim Burgess, Nile Rodgers, Fiona Bevan and more…

Bailey Bryan's Songwriting Survival Kit

Bailey Bryan’s Songwriting Survival Kit

April 21, 2019 in Features, Gear, Interviews

The rising Nashville singer-songwriter reveals her must-have items which include an old classical guitar, some spicy snacks and hot drinks…

Stats

Interview: Stats’ Ed Seed

April 17, 2019 in Features, Interviews

Having made one of the albums of the year so far, the Stats frontman talks us through its unusual genesis…

Tal Wilkenfeld

Introducing… Tal Wilkenfeld

April 15, 2019 in Features, Interviews

The go-to bass player for Prince, Mick Jagger and Jeff Beck is now going it alone as a solo artist…

Surrealist Poetry book

Roddy Woomble of Idlewild’s Songwriting Survival Kit

April 12, 2019 in Features, Gear, Interviews

The indie frontman takes us into his world of wine, libraries and Scottish isles; all in the name of songwriting…

Song Deconstructed: ‘Lonesome Rider’ by The Strange

April 8, 2019 in Features, Interviews, Music

The Croatian and American supergroup’s Dalibor Pavičić and Chris Eckman give us an access-all-areas tour of their latest cinematic track…

Jesse Colin Young. Photo: Brent Cline

Interview: Jesse Colin Young

April 1, 2019 in Features, Interviews

Emerging with his first new record in over a decade, the ex-Youngbloods frontman has rediscovered all of his songwriting magic…

Emily Breeze

Diary Of A Songwriter: Emily Breeze

March 27, 2019 in Features, Interviews

With a single to launch and songs to write, it’s a very busy week for this Bristol-based gothic pop artist…

Song Deconstructed: ‘Your Server Had A Bad Day’ by Haunted Continents

March 22, 2019 in Features, Interviews, Music

James A.M. Downes provides the inside scoop on a recent instalment of his single-a-month project, and it’s a cheeky one!…

Alphaville in 1984

How I wrote ‘Big In Japan’ by Alphaville

March 15, 2019 in Features, Interviews

A synth-rock anthem inspired by Berlin’s heroin scene, we learn all about a classic 80s track with a surprising origin…

Gum Takes Tooth

Interview: Gum Takes Tooth

March 12, 2019 in Features, Interviews

The masters of pyrotechnic electro noise break down their unique way of working and the benefits of being a duo…

Sonny

Five minutes with… Sonny

March 8, 2019 in Features, Interviews

The rising pop artist from South Shields discusses his new single ‘Sweet Dreams’ and his forthcoming acoustic EP ‘Beech Road’…

Lisa Redford 'Anything But Easy' music video

Song Deconstructed: ‘Anything But Easy’ by Lisa Redford

March 3, 2019 in Features, Interviews, Music

The award-winning singer-songwriter, music columnist and tutor returns with a new Americana-tinged single, and here she breaks down the composition…

Fergus

Introducing… Fergus

February 26, 2019 in Features, Interviews

We shine a light on a London-based singer-songwriter who teamed up with producer Jake Gosling to make his new EP…

Rosie Tee

Diary Of A Songwriter: Rosie Tee

February 21, 2019 in Features, Interviews

In this exclusive journal extract, we get to see what it’s like to record at the fabled Abbey Road Studios…

Song Deconstructed: ‘Untie The Ropes’ by Komraus

February 15, 2019 in Features, Interviews, Music

The London-based cinematic electronic outfit’s singer and songwriter, Sara Rioja, explains how their debut album’s title track came to be…

Marlene Oak

Introducing… Marlene Oak

February 13, 2019 in Features, Interviews

The Swedish folk-blues singer-songwriter looks set to impress everyone with her luscious vocals and standout productions on her new EP…