If you’re new to cowriting, it can be one of the weirdest things you’ll ever do.
When I first started writing songs, I kept them to myself. I snuck upstairs into my dad’s study to goof around with his guitars and write instrumentals on the keyboard. It was something private, completely personal.
It almost felt like playing make believe when you’re a kid. It was fun and playful, and only for myself.
These days writing music still feels playful, but when I solo-write, it’s something closer to therapy.
If you’re like this, then you know the cowriting struggle is so real. You’re expected to somehow be in a room with countless stranger after stranger, spilling your secrets and pretending like you’re ok with being vulnerable in front of them. It’s weird.
If you’ve started cowriting, but haven’t gotten to a place where you really feel comfortable with your cowriters, read this article I recently wrote for Soundfly. It outlines some tips and tricks for finding your best and most loved cowriters. Trust me! They’re out there.