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.

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…

Payton Smith. Photo: David McClister

03/11/2019

Five minutes with… Payton Smith

The teenage rising country sensation talks about his impressive self-titled debut EP, signing to Big Machine and working in Nashville…

Chris Difford in Songwriting Magazine

23/10/2019

Interview: Chris Difford

We speak with the double Ivor Novello Award-winning lyricist and Squeeze co-founder about his life of creating, collaborating and comedy…

Sailing Stones. Photo: Tom Jacob

20/10/2019

Song Deconstructed: ‘Don’t Tempt The Shadow’ by Sailing Stones

The indie-pop songwriter, Jenny Lindfors, tells us how her new single started life as a poem inspired by Jungian psychology…

Sleeper's Louise Wener in Songwriting Magazine

18/10/2019

Five minutes with… Sleeper’s Louise Wener

With the Britpop group rising from their lengthy slumber, we managed to have a quick chat with their iconic singer/guitarist…

Tim Burgess in Songwriting Magazine

14/10/2019

Interview: Tim Burgess

We got to know the Salford-born singer-songwriter who you’ll recognise as the frontman of British indie rock band The Charlatans…

Howard Jones

10/10/2019

Interview: Howard Jones

A defining figure of mid-80s synth-pop, Howard Jones reflects on his venerable career 35 years after his sudden transatlantic success…

P.P. Arnold

06/10/2019

Five minutes with… P.P. Arnold

Five decades after becoming a 60s icon, the first lady of soul talks about returning with an adventurous new album…

Johanna Amelie. Photo: Junala

04/10/2019

Song Deconstructed: ‘Being’ by Johanna Amelie

The alt-pop Berliner reveals the inspiration, lyrics, music and recording of her brand new release – a song about boundaries…

How I wrote 'Little Things'

29/09/2019

How I wrote One Direction’s ‘Little Things’ by Fiona Bevan

The Suffolk-born singer-songwriter explains how she and Ed Sheeran made the little song that gave 1D another UK No 1…

Emma Frank

27/09/2019

Song-by-Song: ‘Come Back’ by Emma Frank

The Brooklyn-based avant-garde folk artist details the creation of each track from her latest album, revealing a rollercoaster of emotions…

Gabriella Cilmi. Photo: Jess Brohier

23/09/2019

Song Deconstructed: ‘The Water’ by Gabriella Cilmi

The Australian singer-songwriter explains how The Doors, Scientology documentaries and two chords went into the making of her latest release…

Kelsea Ballerini

21/09/2019

Five minutes with… Kelsea Ballerini

The two-time Grammy Award-nominated songstress from Tennessee talks about her new single ‘Homecoming Queen?’, her forthcoming album and UK audiences…

How I Wrote 'Zombie' by The Cranberries

19/09/2019

How I wrote ‘Zombie’ by The Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan

Before the Irish band’s singer tragically died in 2018, she told us how this classic 90s rock song was created…

'Elusive' by Scott Matthews in 'How I Wrote' the book

18/09/2019

How I wrote ‘Elusive’ by Scott Matthews

The Wolverhampton singer-songwriter reveals how his debut single earned him a tour with Foo Fighters and an Ivor Novello award…

 


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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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