My approach is probably pretty unorthodox, but I tend to avoid listening to any other music within metal while I’m writing, as I find this can influence me a little too much. I have a habit of having ideas come to me, that I will quickly voice note to myself and, from there, take it to my work station and start laying it down. But honestly, if anyone ever heard the voice notes of me tapping and humming beats and melodys, they’d probably section me, but it works!
The themes, as I stated above, are all to do with life experiences. So the first single ‘Phoenix’ is about rising up through adversity or oppression, and the upcoming single ‘Son’ is an ode to the experiences of fatherhood. I try to have emotive, engaging topics that people can relate to.
2 main reasons really. The first being I just write music that I genuinely love. If you have the ability to write music, then why wouldn’t you try and create the best things you can and make it your favourite thing to listen to! It sounds a little self indulgent, but you have to love what you do! The second, with a danger of sounding like a broken record, it’s connecting with a wider audience. If one person feels something listening to my music, then I’ve done my job and achieved something!