News: Sting talks about songwriting!
Even music legends get writer's block, sometimes!
Sting recently spoke to The Guardian about his songwriting process. Apparently writing music comes fairly naturally to him, but the lyrics are what he has the most trouble with. To cope with this difficulty, he uses "free association," in which you write down anything that comes to mind. Essentially he throws all his ideas to the wall and sees which ones stick.
Sting's biggest piece of advice? "You have to be brave, in a sense... And just start." So get to it, lyricists!
- How Many Times Will You Watch One Direction's "Steal My Girl" Video?
- Dave Grohl Explains How The Place You Live Inspires Your Songwriting
- Stream These 15 Boo-tiful Songs About Ghosts
- It's Official! Taylor Swift's '1989' Track List Has Landed
- QUIZ: How Well Do You Know One Direction Lyrics?
- You Won't Forget These Handwritten "Amnesia" Lyrics from 5SOS
- WATCH Ariana Grande ft. The Weeknd's "Love Me Harder" Lyric Video