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Creativity

Just a few things I've been thinking about lately, and I thought would be interesting to discuss with any musicians here (of any level) who write or at least attempt to write their own music. First half is daytime music, second half is nighttime music.
1The Tallest Man on Earth
The Wild Hunt


What gets your creative juices flowing? Some people say unhappiness makes for the best art. Others tend to work best when contented, in comfortable conditions. When do you find you make music that you like the most when you go back and listen to it?
2Vennart
The Demon Joke


Do you write 'intentionally?' As in, do you sit down with the specific intention of writing music? Do you whistle random melodies throughout the day and decide to jot them down? Do you just sit with your chosen instrument and piss about until something you like comes out? Lots of people seem to write in very different ways. It's interesting to consider whether one is 'more effective' than another.
3Lyle Lovett
Pontiac


Do you find certain styles come more naturally than others? For example, I listen to plenty of heavy, metal-oriented music, but I am incapable of producing it myself. Do you fight this for the sake of expanding your musical palette or just stay within what comes naturally?
4Major Parkinson
Twilight Cinema


Are you ever satisfied with your music? I certainly never am. "I wish it was more complicated." "I wish it was simpler." "I wish it was louder." "I wish it wasn't so damn loud." "I wish it was less miserable." "I wish it was happier." "I wish it was catchier." "Fuck that melody is annoying."
5P.O.S.
We Don't Even Live Here


Do you work well with others? I find having people not just to play your music but to add to it and have some control over it often works to your advantage in the long run. It's nice to hear something in a song you wrote that doesn't sound so damn "you."
6Trophy Scars
Holy Vacants


I think writing music presents so many insecurities because it is often a lot more of a true reflection of yourself than you can ever be comfortable with. Like waking up in the morning and seeing yourself in the mirror for the first time. You can tidy yourself up throughout the day, but next morning when you wake up that face is still there, that true representation of yourself; just as you can bury your music under piles of different influences and alterations, but when it comes down to it, you write what you write.
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