Archive for the month “January, 2012”

Ane Brun: Songwriting is “magical”

The music magazine Three Monkeys has a great interview with Ane Brun in which she reveals her songwriting technique. While Leonard Cohen writes too many verses, Gillian Welch only records a song if she can remember it after weeks, Ane Brun is mostly “inspired by emotional and existential topics”.
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I’m now collecting news about singer-songwriters on!

I am now collecting news on singer-songwriters, folk singers and acoustic music on! I find stories through reading the Guardian every morning, checking google news, and by occasionally buying music magazines. I hope you like it! You can either click the link Singer-Songwriter News under Blogroll on the right hand side, or go there directly:

Leonard Cohen: “Hallelujah took around two years”

After discussing how Gillian Welch writes songs, now it’s the turn for legend Leonard Cohen. In a Guardian interview he explains why he doesn’t like slogans in songs, and why it took him two years and 80 verses to write his song Hallelujah.
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Gillian Welch: We suffered from writer’s dissatisfaction

Like many singer-songwriters, Gillian Welch does not touch her audience by being a “party band”. She tells Acoustic Guitar that people come to her shows to sink into her world for little while. In its latest issue, the magazine reviews her album The Harrow and the Harvest and calls it a “unique body of work”. In an interview with the artist we also learn why it took eight years to write the new album.
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Mixtape #6: Songs about Science

Some say the future of science (and music) lies in collaborations. And it is in the spirit of collaboration that Science Boy and I – have joined forces to bring to you this collection of Best Songs About Science. Read on to find out what Science has to do with Love, and how Daniel Radcliffe plays into that.
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These days I just walk with you

Ane Brun’s new album “It All Starts With One” shows the singer-songwriter’s darker side. Accompanied by accentuated drumming and minimalist arrangements, her fragile voice carries you through the melancholic songs with lightness and grace.
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