Love (4/13)

Having written and published over 50 songs, I’ve found there’s no better inspiration than the age-old theme of love. Whether it’s the thrill and rush of a new romantic love or lamenting the loss of a soulmate, nothing’s inspired musicians to pick up the guitar, piano or pen so much as this primal human emotion.

The trick is to perfect the art of metaphor and storytelling so that you’re not regurgitating the same tired tropes song after song, album after album. So whether you’re a metal band singing about ship-sinking sirens or an indie Americana crooner poetically espousing the electricity of a new flame — to truly find inspiration one need merely rekindle that spark or candidly confess to the regret of its extinguishing.

Contributor: Jason Myers from 

Written by James Metcalfe

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