First, there’s a lot of ideas. Too many ideas in fact.
Then we start scratching some for others. And then we start to make a picture from something.
Then we start consolidating a vision. It starts coming together.
Then we step back and we don’t alway like what we see. And we make decisions about where to forge the path next.
Somehow it comes together a bit on its own.
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.
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