Its been quiet downtime for me, you know it’s not like I have an album due out or anything! But I feel like after recording such an emotionally charged record I needed to put things to bed and allow those feelings to disperse. I often wonder how songwriters who write about there own life allow themselves to sing songs of hurt, upset or pain. I’m supposed to go out and play these songs to a live audience and promote the record, but all I really want to do is just put them in a box in my mind and never play them again.
So I have been in the USA and enjoying some downtime and actually writing again, this time a more happy outcome for the next record. I struggle with this music and struggle with singing the songs after the event as the moments are very present in my mind. I keep trying to go to an open mic or two but when it comes to actually playing I just don’t want to sing them. So I ask how do you do it? How do you keep the world spinning and the music playing? Detaching from the craziness as to why you wrote the song in the first place.
These are things I’m sure as songwriters we have to deal with and I guess I’m very much in training when it comes to such wonderful things as people actually listening to the music to start with. But please your opinions will be great on how you push forward.
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