In Songwriting, One Word is All it Takes

It never fails to fascinate me how one word can unlock an entire song. I was in the gym the other day and “Speechless” by Dan + Shay was playing. It was the first time I’d heard it, and it was instantly memorable. With that one word they did what so many of us songwritersContinue reading “In Songwriting, One Word is All it Takes”

How Would I Hold You? A Question and a Song

How would I hold you… if the sky was falling down? This is what I asked myself in bed with my wife one night. That’s often how songs begin for me. With a line that just appears. Over the years, you train yourself to notice them. Little things people say or phrases that cross yourContinue reading “How Would I Hold You? A Question and a Song”