I have been writing new songs ever since my previous album was released, way back when in 2006. That's almost 7 years ago. You would think that would give me enough material to make a ten cd - box full of music. But you see, I'm not a bulk writer. I don't write hundreds of songs every year. I don't strive to reach a certain number of creative produce. I'm the kind of writer that waits patiently for the muse. And the muse comes and goes.
Sometimes she's here for a couple of weeks and other times she's up and left me for months. So I only write when she's here. No point in trying when she's not, cause everything I write then is absolute crap. But when she's here I really have to listen to her voice inside of me. She makes me do things. It's when she's here that I write the deepest of lyrics in a matter of minutes. It's when she's here that I can finally get my words to come out right. When she's here, she fills my head with clear melodies in stead of the thousands of undefined sounds and notes that occupy my head at times. When she's here, they become clear, defined, obvious. It's when she's here that I pick up my guitar, or my accordeon, my mandolin or I go and sit at the piano. And I write.
This week I have summed up all of the songs I have written the past seven years and I have come to the conclusion that I'm done. I have reached the state of satisfaction that I've been searching for. I was writing for my next album and I've have been putting off recording it for a while because of various reasons (time, money as I said in the previous blogpost), but also - and probably most importantly - because I didn't feel like I was done writing. I felt like I had more things to say, more melodies to sing.
And now, after careful consideration, I have decided that I'm done. I'm happy with the songs I kept after I put them all to the test. I feel like I will be able to record an album that is consistent and that feels complete.
So I'm done. All the other melodies that are still floating around in my brain but that aren't very clear yet, will have to wait. I will write them later. Because for now, I have all the music I need. I'm done.
Now let's start making some plans to record the little motherf****ers:))