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.

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!…

David Gray's Songwriting Survival Kit

17/03/2019

David Gray’s Songwriting Survival Kit

As he releases a new album, the esteemed British singer-songwriter explains why he relies on both low- and high-tech accessories…

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…

How I wrote 'At Seventeen' by Janis Ian

13/03/2019

How I wrote ‘At Seventeen’ by Janis Ian

The American singer-songwriter recounts the inspiration and creation of her most widely recognised song, which she still sings at 67…

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…

How I wrote 'Are You Gonna Be My Girl'

11/03/2019

How I wrote ‘Are You Gonna Be My Girl’ by Jet’s Nic Cester

The Australian singer-songwriter and frontman reveals how the single that launched the band’s stellar career was written on the toilet…

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’…

Discover: Britpop

07/03/2019

Discover: Britpop

We choose to revel in the big-chorused glory of mid-90s British pop music, with some of the era’s defining players…

Ethan Johns

05/03/2019

Interview: Ethan Johns

Black Eyed Dog: The acclaimed producer shares priceless insights on “capturing human performances” and his own fluid approach to songwriting…

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…

Ward Thomas

02/03/2019

Interview: Ward Thomas

In our latest issue, record-breaking British country musicians Catherine and Lizzy discuss their musical growth on new album ‘Restless Minds’…

Kristian Bush

28/02/2019

Interview: Sugarland’s Kristian Bush

One half of the American country music duo reveals how he has transformed himself into a songwriter of prolific capacity…

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…

Rosanne Cash

24/02/2019

Interview: Rosanne Cash

The preeminent lyricist and musician is back with a collection of songs enriched by her life experience and unique voice…

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…

David Crosby in Songwriting Magazine

20/02/2019

Interview: David Crosby

The founding member of both The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash reveals all about his new album and group…

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…

 


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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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