I tend to ask myself what story I want to tell before writing a song. It’s gives the song and it’s production more purpose than chasing dollar signs and acceptance by the listeners. Lately though I’ve struggled to find a single thing worthy of writing about which leaves me feeling a bit hopeless.
Love? No… for many reasons. The main being I’m sick of writing about failed love and longing. I want to write about the radiant joy of finding it and having it actually work.
Politics? Maybe… but still hard to write about. Maybe the idiocy behind it all? The lack of any civil discourse? This generation of social justice warriors?
Concept? This is likely the direction I’m heading in. I’ve always wanted to write a short concept album that exploded some dark themes of humanity and it’s inherent weakness.
Have you ever struggled to find purpose in your art?