I approach songwriting by just trying to give emotion a voice through music. Everyday is full of experiences and ideas for new music and I try to capture that essence in what I play. If the music speaks to the heart, then the lyrics should just flow naturally. Usually, I write the music before I have lyrics. There have been only two songs that I had the lyrics before I had the music, and they are “One Red Balloon” on the new album and “The Other Man” on the first album. I don’t really shoot for a theme when I write but more of the “what and I feeling right now” kind of idea. I then take those songs and see what works with each other and the album is born.
I write music to invoke emotion. I don’t want to just rinse and repeat the same drivel because one song got some popularity once. I also don’t want to write music that is stuck in a specific genre. I don’t want to limit our audience. I try to music that everyone can identify with no matter what kind of music you like. There is heavier metal songs, classic ballads, country-esque songs and hard rocking in your face ones. I don’t make music for people I make music for me and hope people can identify with it.