I find it very difficult to write in a quiet room, I end up getting distracted by a million thoughts bouncing around in my head. I just lose focus too easily without some kind of buffer. I find that I do my best writing listening to music, songs that I know intimately. Music mufflesÂ the noise in my head, but it doesn’t distract me from what I’m creating.
I knowÂ the music so well, every drum beat, every guitar chord, every word to every song, it’s all just a part of me by now. Kurt Cobain, Elliot Smith, Aimee Mann, three amazing writers, their lyricsÂ are so dark and unflinching. Their ideas feed my ideas, their darkness makes me feel less lonely in mine. For whatever reason I feel safe, and I can write.
Does music do anything for you?