Sans Muse

Over the past few months, I’ve been doing a lot of songwriting, but without a muse, which hasn’t happened for a while. It’s very very different this way, and in a few ways, much better.

It is much more liberating to write about whatever it is you want to write about rather than being fixated on one of your muses. Without a muse though, it’s more challenging to have the ready-made emotional depth of what a song should mean, it’s not impossible though, and again, it’s very liberating because you can put the song into whatever emotional context you want. And it can also free up your personal life when your art isn’t attached to your romantic endevours.

I’m also writing now a little bit more with my new band in mind and that’s really fun, they’re great players and I can throw anything at them. Like this Friday night coming up at our show at Bubba’s Roadhouse, I’m going to put two songs they have ZERO clue about into the set list. I’m not even sure about them, but I know they’ll work out sounding awesome.

Come and hear the new band and new songs at an upcoming show and let us know what you think: https://www.sjatr.com/shows

Best,

SJ

2 thoughts on “Sans Muse

  1. yes, being alone can be very intellectually stimulating, and not having to “please” another can be a real release…thats why I changed my name from Dee Dee Debris to Dee Dee Be Free when I was single… we are bummed that we are missing so many of your shows, but happy to hear you will be playing in Portland soon! Keep being creative!!!!

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