Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2019 issue out now
Our new edition features Stereophonics’ Kelly Jones, Shirley Manson, Rob Thomas, P.P. Arnold, Natasha Bedingfield, Squeeze, OMD, Midland and more
Songwriting is proud to announce the publication of the Autumn 2019 edition with Stereophonics’ Kelly Jones on the cover. Reflecting on 25 years fronting the Welsh rock group, their main man recalls scribbling lyrics on brown paper bags, dabbling in scriptwriting, and struggling with “life block”. This brand new issue of our digital magazine, aimed at songwriters and fans of song-led music, provides readers with 100 pages of interview features with big-name artists and rising stars, songwriting tips and techniques, along with the latest news and reviews of new music and gear.
As well as getting up-close and personal with Mr Jones, we pick out 10 Songs In The Key Of Stereophonics, we chat with Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson, meet Matchbox Twenty lead singer Rob Thomas, catch up with the ‘First Lady Of Soul’ P.P. Arnold, speak to pop starlet Natasha Bedingfield, and spend five minutes with the singer/guitarist of retro country outfit Midland, Mark Wystrach. Then we get The Dears frontman Murray A. Lightburn to deconstruct a heartfelt track off his solo album.
Other features include How I Wrote Cool For Cats by Squeeze’s Chris Difford, How I Wrote Enola Gay by OMD’s Andy McCluskey and How I Wrote Farewell To The Fairground by White Lies’ Charles Cave. Plus The Pineapple Thief’s frontman Bruce Soord shows us his #SongwritingSurvivalKit, Serafina Steer shares her Diary Of A Songwriter, and we discover the scene, players, albums and kit that surround the genre of Madchester. We also introduce new acts Danny Burton, Jay Johnson and Jeremy Ivey, and some of our past interviewees reveal The Album That Changed Everything for them.
In our Technique section, Nashville-based songwriting coach Mark Cawley talks about co-writing, Brisbane-based singer-songwriter Francesca de Valence explains how to embrace the here and now, Fink shares his top 10 writing tips, and our resident guitar and production aficionado Dave Chrzanowski runs through the basics of setting up a pedalboard.