I haven't written any music for many, many months. Composing and arranging the music for the Believe album was a challenge that seemed to suck my creative juices for a while.
Then something happened last week. I started hearing music in my head (not to be confused with the voice in my head that tells me to eat lots of cheesecake).
This isn't usually the way I write music. It isn't too often that I start hearing a song in my mind that I need to sit at the piano and work out. But it happened last week. I couldn't get this song out of my brain.
When that happens, I sit down at the piano and record the parts of the song that come to me. I just record it with a small camera or tape recorder because if I don't, I'll forget it. And it's never a whole song. It comes in pieces. So I record what I have, then leave it to percolate for a few days or weeks.
So here is your glimpse into my process of writing music - a video of a song on the day it was born. This is square one. The finished product will me tweaked, modified, and built up. But this is the most exciting stage for me.