Songwriters that is. It took me some time to figure out that everyone was dancing around the subject when they got asked.
How did you come up with this?
What made you think of that?
Everything is a half answer because the truth is that no one really knows where it comes from. Which is what makes it great, at least when it comes from that place and not an algorithm.
(Sting comes out with a new record today, here’s a clip of him talking about writing)
There’s a great magic in not knowing where the creative originates.