Monday, March 28, 2011
ON POP WRITING.
The past half year has been spent in an attempt to create new material in a different vein. I've abandoned sample based work for the time being and have found that attempting some semblance of pop writing can be very fulfilling indeed. I like listening to the Zombies, pondering the nature of the writing and attempting a pre-chorus of my own. It's a thrill when it feels like it's working.
In a very recent email interview I found myself articulating why it is that i've enjoyed trying my hand at pop writing better than I thought I could:
I've become more and more enamoured with the idea of pop music. I try to study it, to determine what works in certain songs and if they are elements that might work within my own. It is a tradition, it's fun to contribute to it. That element of expectation that people have when they realize they are experiencing a pop song is great, because it's the tension between that feeling and the experience of having those notions bent by the particular sensibility of the artist that is so exhilarating to try and produce. That feeling of understanding the context to a degree, but also that sense of discovery within the vaguely familiar. That's become more exciting to me than hitting someone over the head with something they have no context or preconception of... It's more of a challenge in some respects.
I hope for these experiments to trickle out over the course of the year... stay tuned.
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