What if I told you that some of the greatest songwriters out there love to venture outside of their comfort zone? 🤔
They’re not just waiting for inspiration to strike, but they dip their toe into unknown territory to lend fate a helping hand.
You might be surprised to learn that Dave Grohl – front man of the Foo Fighters – lists American hip hop group Public Enemy’s “Yo! Bum Rush The Show” as one of his all-time favourite albums. Or that David Bowie’s final studio album was heavily influenced by the likes of Kendrick Lamar and other contemporary artists.
Just like how David Bowie enjoyed listening to Steve Reich, Lady Gaga loves Iron Maiden, Lana Del Rey is a huge Eminem fan, and Miley Cyrus is obsessed with Radiohead.
Expanding your musical influences to not just a wide variety of genres, but also to a large array of musical eras, might just do wonders for your songwriting.
👉 You’ll find the full video “7 habits of highly effective songwriters” on our How To Write Songs YouTube channel.