I'm not really sure. I try to create an image in my head of what the music is telling me and I try to portray that to my audience.
My creative process happens mostly in the now, it feels more like a channeling of some kind than just a writing session. I just lose myself in the music and the ideas or the words begin to flow.
It just strikes at random...anytime, anywhere!!
It starts with a line or a phrase, just words. Then, I grab me guitar and write with that. I write the tune and the words all together, setting the song up from start to finish. I'll rarely come up with the hook before the opening line. That's just how I work.
It varies. It can be beautiful scenic pictures in magazines or on television, or music I hear, or from my travels, or life's special moments. Sometimes it just comes without warning.
Oh, it works in so many ways. I get inspiration from films, books, sounds, words, situations and listening to other artists. Usually I feel something build up inside of me and I just have to get it out in some form and it usually ends up in a song.
My creative process is when I realized that I needed to give back to the society especially the children who were not privileged enough to learn music. I started this by visiting kids around the slums I lived nearby.They were hopeless,with nothing to hope for in their future! I started off with a school to feed the kids through the help of my friends,I started a small school for them where they could learn how to read and write. Once I had achieved this, I turned to teach them Music for their future Lives. Please read below:
I tend to shut myself off from everyone else, get to a quiet room and take the guitar and some paper and pens with me. I'll make a pot of tea and just sit down to write. I never write just one or two songs in a sitting. I'll start on at least five, and just take advantage of that motivation to write at the time.
I tend to write my best late at night, which is a bit unfortunate as I have to keep quiet. I seclude myself, make some tea, and just get into it.
Experience through life and putting them into masterpieces.
It's a constant process. It usually starts with a seed which hopefully grows and blooms.
It varies slightly from time to time, but I just get into the zone and let the music guide me.