Some Top Shelf Writing Tips From Grammy Nominated Singer/Songwriter Aurelia
She's currently celebrating the release of her own single, Chest.
Aurelia is an artist we first introduced you to late last year, who has recently returned with her second single Chest. Another warm slice of shimmering indie-pop, Chest backs up the promise shown on debut single Are We Losing in spades. And it should come as no surprise really, having spent the last few years co-writing with other artists, scoring numerous US Billboard top 10 releases, cracking the triple j Hottest 100 and a nod from the Grammy board, she's got plenty of talent to share.
Take a listen to Chest below, along with a few choice writing tips undearneath that.
AURELIA'S TOP 5 WRITING TIPS
1. Prepare: Being able to connect and experience genuine inspiration is what it is all about so I spend time outside of writing doing things that inspire and relax me so I can keep the channel open and flowing as much as possible. For me meditation is the best...but every one is different. Being relaxed going into a session is so important because stress or too much pressure can close creativity down!
2. Be open: Every session is different. Sometimes the goal is specific sometimes it’s totally formless where you start from. The biggest thing I have learnt is to trust what comes forward and not try to force things into a certain shape. Follow the music, regardless of the outcome because you never know what that song's destiny is and you don’t want to dilute it before it even gets to live!
3. There are no rules: Music is about freedom - follow the inspiration, however it comes, and it’s important to recognise it when it arrives in a different way. Like maybe before you would always start with a melody or write songs everyday... And then it changes and lyrics start coming first and all of a sudden you are only writing once a month. Trust trust trust. Do what feels good when it feels good to do it!
4. Be fearless and be yourself: It’s a natural thing to have influences but don’t let that restrict your innate gift. The most powerful connection comes through authenticity. It’s undeniable and will allow you to always keep growing as a writer/artist.
5. Let Go: I realise nearly all of my five tips are the same, but it is because it is true! Holding on too tightly crushes things, it takes away their blood flow. Creativity is an incredibly beautiful thing that needs to be nourished and watered and allowed to grow and flow and change. Breeeathe, laugh, try, quit, breathe, try again, quit, repeat... It works.!