I am a singer, songwriter and musician... I have been most of my life. I started singing at a very young age. I started writing poetry and songs around the age of 14. I have grown into my writing over these past 22 years. I started out simply and I believe that there is no substitute for the basics.
I've found writing lyrics and music that less is always more, rhythm and melody is the foundation, write about what you know and the hook is the backbone of any good song.
I like to write about what comes to mind or whatever inspires me. It usually depends on my mood and the moment or memories, past experiences, ETC.. I also like to write about dark subjects as well as lighter subjects. It keep things interesting for me to jump around and play with different sounds and genres.
I have never been stuck on genre or style or specifics. My goal as a songwriter is to write for the moment.
It doesn't matter about what style it's written in, as long as, it's written from the core of ones imagination, memory, experience, feeling, fantasies, heart or whatever drives one to create.
Music for me is more than just a passion. Music saved my soul and gave me a sense of purpose all those years ago. It is at times, my only way of escaping the pain of my life and at times it is only beauty that I know. It is my religion and as long as I can live inside of the music, I feel complete.
Music is more than life... It is beyond it.