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…

‘What makes you so f***king special?’

I guess I’m what you’d call a ‘semi-professional’ musician. I make money from performing and writing music, but in order to pay the rent I do temp work on the side. I actually like the office work – it’s good to have something steady and stress-free to work on. I never have to take that work home with me which leaves me a lot of time to work on musical things. However the fact I’m not a full time musician often makes me feel crap. I work hard, but the fact is not many people are willing to pay for music…