Writing music can be a rewarding process, but can at times be emotionally draining. We asked leading musicians how they keep productive, sane and enjoy the process of making music, from dealing with writer’s block to celebrating your successes.
Featuring interviews with Brian Eno, Carly Paradis, Cassie Kinoshi, Ed O’Brien, Errollyn Wallen, Lowkey, Isobel Waller-Bridge, Tristan Landymore & Yazz Ahmed.
Writer’s block, taking breaks and oblique strategies
You may favour a certain time of the day
No one is productive all of the time
Confidence, doubt, fear
Remember, you have a body
Coping with the highs and lows
You may get tired of your own ideas
Keeping engaged with other art forms
Sometimes you have to start again
Some ideas take years to bear fruit
There maybe parts of the process you enjoy more