- “Life is first boredom, then fear” writes Phillip Larkin. A witty, if glib line, which is nonetheless painfully resonant. For me, the fear began in earnest when I was around 18. Having left school and begun studying law, I felt the twinge of a now familiar sense of longing. Longing for purpose, for understanding, for meaning. This isn’t to knock law. I like law. I just don’t love it. I do love this.
- I feel it’s important to note that I’ve no particular authority, nor wisdom, nor courage. I take comfort from that understanding. I think most people are like that, many of whom I admire a great deal, maybe everyone is like that, connected by our fundamental, inescapable naivety. That’s life - I think.
- I feel as if I’m doing this wrong... truth is I’m not a huge fan of bios, they’re all a bit same-same, but then if every bio was a mess of pseudo-intellectual rambling like this one I’m not sure where we’d be as a species... Oh you know what? I’ve just remembered these are supposed to be in written in 3rd person... oh well.
How I write...
- My writing process is simultaneously very slow and very fast. I often suffer from weeks of ‘nothing’. Finally there will come a moment when the gears click together and a song is written and produced over the course of a day in my bedroom. Simply put, it can take months to write a song overnight. Arc
is a perfect example of this.
What this means...
- I love you for listening, take care.