I wrote a song yesterday called I Got It Bad. The hook was elusive. I had one line but needed four. It’s like a jigsaw puzzle, you have to fill in the blanks. One by one I got them and minutes later the final piece came and shazam, bingo, I felt I hit the jackpot at Caesar’s. The process can take seconds or weeks. “Crush” took a year before I cracked it; the music was so good I had to get a hook that would do it justice and there was no compromise, I either did it or keep hunting till its done. I actually had three hooks but never felt any of them were right, until one day, just as I gave up, I went for a break and it came as I was sitting there forlorn. Without trying my sub conscience popped it out for trying so hard.
Yesterday I got lucky and it happened in minutes, but I already had the first line. You go through an intense rollercoaster of emotions. Like a word on the tip of your tongue tantalizing close or out of reach waiting to be discovered. It’s a beautiful puzzle waiting to be solved and the explosive eureka feeling when you find it is like no other feeling in the world and I guess that’s why I do it.
The hunt goes on and on folks..