Okay, so I know I was thinking I need to take myself out of the music for a little while to work on lyrics, but that hasn’t happened yet.
I’m still creating sounds. My problem at the moment is down to the sound itself, or rather how I make the sound.
I’ve got an issue with the guitars. I’ve talked about this before, but basically I’m struggling to make sense of where they fit into my songs nowadays. It may be as simple as just not having them there, but as a guitar player it still is the sort of default setting.
The ideas and lyric themes I have for this feel like they should be in more of an electronic landscape at the moment. I don’t have a clear idea why exactly, but it just feels like the right direction to go. It feels right. I don’t want to question it.
I’ve had two songs that have been coming together this week. One is very electronic and feels right, the other is very guitar based and well, doesn’t.
I feel like I’ve still got a lot to work out. As a songwriter I feel like there’s no room to care about any one instrument, if guitars aren’t right, bin them. But as a musician and as a performer, it feels like I should be fighting for my playing. Hmmmm. When I put it like that, it doesn’t sound so convincing.
Back to it.