Writing the Ghosts EP #3 – Villain

A few days ago I released my first single ‘Villain’, but the version people are downloading isn’t anything like the first draft. Villain has been written, re-written, pulled apart, over-analysed and glued back together dozens of times since I started writing it last year. Apparently I’m really fickle when it comes to creating things. This was both the first song of the EP I started writing and the last one to be finished. It’s also the one that inspired all of the others. I was going through a rough time , blamed myself for a lot of things that had…

Writing the Ghosts EP #2 – Express Yourself!

Now I’ve written that title I’ll have NWA stuck in my head all day. Now you can too! Let’s all be unproductive together. So. Lyrics. Lyrics are hard. There’s a hefty set of basic criteria  – they should be easy to relate to, they should be meaningful to you (otherwise you’ll probably struggle to perform them convincingly) but they also shouldn’t reveal so much about yourself that nobody can look you in the eye after your set. Some things should remain a mystery. While I was writing my latest EP I struggled quite a bit with lyrics, and spent a lot…