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Interviews, inspiration, songwriting tips 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 our own team of experienced songwriters share some of their ideas to help get your creative juices flowing. To view an archive of all the previous Songwriting features visit our Songwriting Features section.

Bailey Bryan's Songwriting Survival Kit

21/04/2019

Bailey Bryan’s Songwriting Survival Kit

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

Stats

17/04/2019

Interview: Stats’ Ed Seed

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

Tal Wilkenfeld

15/04/2019

Introducing… Tal Wilkenfeld

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

Surrealist Poetry book

12/04/2019

Roddy Woomble of Idlewild’s Songwriting Survival Kit

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

08/04/2019

Song Deconstructed: ‘Lonesome Rider’ by The Strange

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

01/04/2019

Interview: Jesse Colin Young

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

Emily Breeze

27/03/2019

Diary Of A Songwriter: Emily Breeze

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

22/03/2019

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

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

15/03/2019

How I wrote ‘Big In Japan’ by Alphaville

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

12/03/2019

Interview: Gum Takes Tooth

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

Sonny

08/03/2019

Five minutes with… Sonny

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

03/03/2019

Song Deconstructed: ‘Anything But Easy’ by Lisa Redford

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

Fergus

26/02/2019

Introducing… Fergus

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

Rosie Tee

21/02/2019

Diary Of A Songwriter: Rosie Tee

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

15/02/2019

Song Deconstructed: ‘Untie The Ropes’ by Komraus

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

13/02/2019

Introducing… Marlene Oak

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

SK Shlomo

08/02/2019

SK Shlomo’s 10 lessons learnt from a decade of collaboration

The world-record-breaking beatboxer shares advice on creativity and mental health from Björk, Damon Albarn, Ed Sheeran, Jason Mraz and more…

Henry Binns

05/02/2019

Interview: Henry Binns

We get to know the English producer, remixer, engineer, songwriter and musician behind ambient electronic duos Zero 7 and Equador…

Cassadee Pope

01/02/2019

Interview: Cassadee Pope

Former lead singer of rock band Hey Monday and 2012 ‘The Voice’ winner talks about her revealing new country album…

Fredfades & Jawn Rice

24/01/2019

Songs In The Key Of… Oslo

Norwegian super producers Fredfades & Jawn Rice take us on an electronica and electro-infused musical journey through their capital city…

 


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