Veteran Shares His Process For Creating New Music
Matthias Mazur: Walk us through what you do and walk us through the song writing process you have, because I think it’s fascinating.
Deams: Usually, I just start thinking about a concept. That would start with the title of the song or just a subject, but the way I write is I take inspirations from movies, books and having a lot of conversations with myself.
I write everything down. Every line that resonates with me or just means something inside, I write down. Like right now at the moment, I got more than 25,000 words where I can pick from for the new beat that I’m working on now.
Matthias Mazur: Cool.
Deams: So let’s say I got a song about the different routine conscience and the sub-contents, plus I’ve got a lot of songs that go that direction and then I just go to my whole selection and just select all the lines that I can do with the mind or whatever and when I have that selection, that’s when I start building the song.
Matthias Mazur: Interesting and why I find that fascinating is I’ve written two books and to write a 200 to 250 pages book, it usually takes about 60 to 65,000 words, right?
Deams: Oh really?
Matthias Mazur: So 25,000 is bit less than a hundred pages of text so it’s huge. That’s what I’m trying to get to, it’s a lot. How long did it take you to get to that volume of words or like that reserve and then be like, “Okay, I have enough material” to really get going and write?
Deams: See, that’s the dilemma, it’s never enough because I added some new lines last night, every time like I said, when I’m reading a book or watching a movie or even having a conversation like this, some lines will stick.
So you will always add lines. The key is to really make a decision on what song you want to work on first and select those lines and leave that file alone after you’ve selected all the lines that you need.
Matthias Mazur: Yep.