I'm writing this as I'm sat here in my studio on a very sweaty Saturday afternoon, when I should be outside getting some sun. Why aren't I? Well, the main reason is I've just started to get my creative drive back after nearly 3 months of feeling like I have no inspiration and focus to create music. Nothing was happening in the studio. I was getting frustrated and bored with what I was trying to do and ended up at the point where it felt like I was forcing it, rather than letting it flow naturally. I'm no stranger to low points of creativity, as I'm sure all artists suffer some form of writer's block, in one way or another, but this one felt different and definite.
Obviously, as a consumer, you wouldn't know I've not been doing anything, as music has still been coming out over the last 3 months, and I've been keeping the label busy and moving forward. Anyway, I guess what I'm getting at with this post is how incredibly important being creative to me is, so I felt the need to voice it. I often take it for granted, as it happens so effortlessly most of the time, but this recent lull scared the shit out of me. I guess every time it happens, as an artist you feel you will never reach those heights you were at before it strikes (well, that's how I feel anyway!), but I'm grateful to have some spark back, and hopefully I'll be producing some new tracks I'll be excited to release in the not too distant future..
This should tie in nicely to getting the next episode of Auxcast:Phase Two up. Expect that in the next week, all being well.