This time of year, the weight of the “last third” comes down on me. It hits me in September every year: two thirds disappeared already. I get an urgent need to write, more than usual.
All big things are built from a collection of small habits. The craft, the skill of songwriting comes in strong like a muscle when it’s used often. So every morning, I do pushups. And then I write.
I’ve also been doing a lot of collaborative sessions lately, stretching my writing muscles with the help of other artists I admire. We sit in dark rooms, around kitchen tables, in little studios, and we work away at the craft. It’s just my favourite thing…
Check out clip of a brand new song called “100 Acres” with the lovely Norma MacDonald singing harmonies on my Facebook Page HERE