I finished two songs last night. Which is cool. I’ve been in kind of a slump lately – not a writing slump, but a finishing slump. Misha and I were talking about how hard it is to sit down and motivate when there’s no physical deadline hanging over your head. I’ve got this giant MS Word file full of lyrics to songs in progress, most of which are between 60% and 80% finished, and it’s equal parts laziness and fear that keeps me from finishing them, because my God, what I’ve got so far just kind of came to me on the streets of New York and it’s so good, how can I possibly sit down and force out a third verse that even compares?
And what I’ve realized is, I can’t, at least not at first, because I still don’t really know what I’m doing, in terms of writing / speaking the English language, but if I keep trying, and singing it out loud, and rewriting it, I find that suddenly four hours have passed and I’ve finished a song. And in an absolute worst case scenario, I’ll bring it to the band, they’ll tell me it’s awful, and I’ll go back into the songwriting pit and most likely get it right on the second draft.
Which is to say, new songs are on the way, and we’re pretty excited about them.