Canohead is the private side of songwriting coach Friedemann Findeisen, known for his books “The Addiction Formula”, “The Tracking Journal” and one of the biggest songwriting YouTube channels in the world, “Holistic Songwriting”. The album marks his first self-driven release, and a creative break from the formulas and techniques he teaches at his day job.
After 10+ years of only writing for other artists, Friedemann’s head was filled to the brim with ideas for his own project, and he describes the writing process as a “creative rage - once I opened the gates, it all came bursting out, like a volcano” - which is where the name Canohead comes from.
“Been too long since I played my guitar just for the fuck of it
And It’s been too long since I had a tune stuck in my head just cause I like it”
“When you write for other artists, you get used to sharing your music mid-process, and getting feedback all the time. For [Subface], I wanted to figure out who I was, so I wrote the entirety of the record in isolation - not even my wife had heard the record when I sent it off for mixing. It is what it is - everything you hear on the record is me, for better or for worse. This is where I am in my life right now, the shit I think about, the things I’ve learned.”