There comes a point in every project I do, when things just seem to slow down and the process of making music turns into a bit of a chore. This seems to happen more so now that I’m working on bigger projects, but even on single songs I often find myself just plowing ahead because I have to, not because I neccesarily want to.
For me, a lot of the time I feel the most creative in the initial stages of a song. When I’ve got an idea that came to me randomly, or maybe when I’m recording those early sounds and getting a good vibe off that. Once I have enough of the song down that I can see where it needs to go, a lot of what I do from then on is almost an after thought.
That’s not saying that I don’t put much effort into it, just that I already have figured out what needs to be done and it’s just a matter of putting my head down and getting it done. It’s boring some times, and it definitely can feel like it’s taking the fun out of the process of writing a new song. But sometimes you just need to suck it up and trust that in the end the time you spend now will be well worth it.
We all have certain ways we prefer to work, and that invariably means that we will eventually end up doing something we’ve done many times before. Probably over and over. A deep breath, an exasperated sigh no one will hear anyway, and you just dive in and do it anyway.
Maybe not the most exciting day in the studio, but who said this was always fun? 🙂