The music I write on my own is way different than the music I enjoy listening to, and the music I write with my band is way different than the music I write on my own, but I love all of it.
I love the new John Mayer song =) Apparently there’s a lot of talk about who the song is about, but I couldn’t care less. John has his reasons for writing the music he writes just like I have reasons for writing the music I write. I don’t think it’s our place to go poking into those reasons if the artist isn’t readily making them available. Anyway, that was an unrelated rant but I’m seeing it all over the John Mayer tag right now =P
Paper Doll sounded very Heavier Things, which I loved because Heavier Things is my favorite Mayer album behind Continuum. I hope Paradise Valley is a mixture of all of the stuff he’s put out before. I was initially disappointed with both Battle Studies and Born and Raised but they have both grown on me over time. If all of the tracks on PV are in a similar style to Paper Doll then I will be satisfied. From the studio pictures I’ve seen he’s been playing some guitars that are typically used for blues music, so I hope that stuff comes back =D I could go on and on about my hopes for this album, to be honest haha But I know I’ll love it. Maybe not right away, but I will =)
It’s funny, you spend a lot of time working on a riff or a melody and you get so used to it that it kind of loses that spark that you had when you got the idea. But if you let it sit for a day or two and you come back and work on it again, it can sound like a whole different song and that creative spark can be reignited.
If you’re feeling stuck with your art or your writing, just let it sit for a day or a week then go back to it. You’ll have fresh eyes or ears and you can adjust and improve accordingly, then move on.