October 22, 2008

Inspiration

So... I'd not even attempted to make some beats for about a month now for one reason or another. After a couple of weekends partying and a lot of soul-searching, I thought I'd give it a crack the other day: I spent about 28 of the last 48 hours on a completely new EP, that's now finished and ready to shop.

All those times I've had the free time to put in, I've felt a bit lost. Then all of a sudden this came from nowhere, and now I'm behind with my studies, I've been going to bed at 5am, and I think it's safe to say I have somewhat neglected my personal hygiene. But I just had to write these tracks! It was just pouring out of me, everything I'd wanted to say through that dry spell.

I think it's strange how you can find inspiration in the most unexpected places; new people, old memories, random trips to the coffee house. When it hits you, you know you're writing / composing / painting is going to be deep and meaningful.

Not that my stuff is in the same league as this, but I thought I'd leave you with a clip from an artist called Sia Furler, whom I was introduced to by a good friend this year. I can't help but think that her singing is so full of emotion, that there is something monumental inspiring her up on stage. Maybe she's been through one heck of a heartbreak; it's that same kind of 'loved and lost' stress in her voice that Ella Fitzgerald used to have. A truly haunting and moving singer.




Edit: I found this clip instead where I *think* she says 'I wrote this when I was sad' at the beginning. 'Sad' doesn't even begin to cover it.

1 comment:

Kat said...

Love a bit of Sia. Her album is exactly as you describe.