Hey Corey! I'm OBSESSED with your lyrics and I love the guitar in your songs! I'm a little curious about your song writing process. I think song writing is so fascinating but so difficult! Do you write lyrics first or guitar first or both of them together? Do you have ideas of songs picked out long ahead of time or do they come spontaneously? Do you think of an idea to get a song started or just a lyric or two and then build the song around it? What do you do to get inspired? Thank you so so much!! If you ever play out in Canada--specifically southern Alberta I'm there!
Totally hope to make it to Canada someday :) Thanks for the questions! To be honest, there's no one way for me sometimes they start with a guitar part sometimes with a lyric. Generally I'm always in the act of jotting down little notes be it a place, or just a word I like. Then when inspiration rolls along (generally when I'm home in one place not travelling all over) it all just comes together in a few hours of creativity. Inspiration comes from paying attention to the world around me, and just seeking to live an interesting life. I love nature, movies, conversations etc it all does into the songwriting "tank" so to speak. Songs are just made up ya know, some of us have knacks for it, It is one of my favorite things to do :) Some days it is really difficult I don't mean to be so nonchalant, I've never been one to force myself to write when I don't feel up to it though, and I think its helped. Cheers!
Have you been through the Midwest recently? Id love to catch a show.....fan from COlumbus OHCorey Kilgannon responded on 10/16/2018 Next question
When did you pen the last verse on the live/Audiotree version of Rosanna? Heavy, beautiful song and the last verse is particularly striking. Almost seems like it embodies the “acceptance” stage of the 5 stages of grief.
A heartbreaking song, of course, but uplifting in the “baby, you’re the reason love is worth it.”