How do you approach songwriting? Are there any themes that you are keen to explore when you start off?
I write poetry everyday, as notes when I read books and films or when I feel a certain way..
I write quite abstract but there are recurring themes. Time, Space, Love, Death, Hate, Dreams, Nightmares..
I write in a stream of consciousness style whatever comes to me that is original/ unusual or emotional.
I then take the best bits from my poetry whilst writing songs and construct them from the various lines.
They sometimes add up to something unexpected, and there are more direct lines that are more relatable amidst the metaphors. The Metaphors are there for a reason though to add atmosphere, texture and sometimes mystery..
In terms of writing music, mostly the chord progressions come first either on guitar or piano, then I add the vocals and lyrics as the icing on the cake.