It’s quite funny, I used to write songs about people I didn’t like in primary school as a way of dealing with negative feelings. It usually made me feel a lot better. Whenever there were school assemblies and the school would sing together it was quite a magical thing, it was definitely my favorite part about school.
I am not entirely sure I have so much of a process, or at least it is very minimal. I never decide ‘today I am going to make music.’ The situation choses me rather than vice versa. Sometimes I will go months without touching my guitar and other times I experience an inspirational flow everyday. I usually play around with a few chords, nothing crazy, and sing over it. If I like what I have created, I either make a rough recording on my phone or write it down. With a song it either happens or it doesn’t. I don’t spend ages reworking something. Either it’s an intuitive immediate splurge, or it’s not meant to be. I am not sure if this is a bad or good thing, but I suppose it’s my creative process.
I love climbing- trees, ledges, aerial hoops. I’m a major fan of any activity that helps to facilitate a reconnection with nature, nothing beats swimming in the sea (Living in London, dipping in a pond is an alternative.) I always have a book on the go, recently I have become obsessed with Yuval Noah Harari, the author of Sapiens. I am currently reading Homo Deus which is blowing my mind and ruining my lifein the best possible way.
My main inspiration is people and situations. There are people I have been obsessed with (usually someone I know next to nothing about) who I've written a string of songs for, and they don’t even know. Otherwise, I feel inspired about feelings I can’t put neatly into boxes and need an alternate outlet for.