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Aug 25, 2022
At the moment I hardly find the time to keep you up to date. Also some comments have remained unanswered. I hope you can forgive me. My days are filled with an unexpected overflow of creative work.
It roughly goes like this: I sleep long, since I´ve been with Hans until late at night. After breakfast, the first thing I do is to see if Leo is up yet. We share ideas that came to us over night. The floorboard in Leo's room is littered with a chaos half-finished lyrics, notes, associations and inspirations. Writing lyrics is often a painful and tedious process for me. I'm far too perfectionist and often spend weeks or months searching for a single missing line. But with Leo, every now and then I manage to get into a creative rush. Then it feels easy to make decisions and the ideas bubble up all by themselves. That's how it is at the moment. We write a lot and discard a lot, but in the end there's a good deal left over.
In the evening we meet in the rehearsal room. It's nice and cool down there. We show the others the new lyrics and melodies. At first there was a lot of skepticism about the new direction our music is taking, but by now everyone is pretty excited . We play the songs until rhythm and rhyme come together. And even then we don't stop. It's just so much fun to experience how all the pieces of the puzzle suddenly fall into place almost by themselves.
After the rehearsal, the others go into the kitchen to cook together. But the last few days I wasn't there. I was with Hans instead , recording. I sing the new lyrics, over and over again, until my vocal chords glow. I still have to get used to it and need many tries. But with every day I get more into it. It's all very exciting. Luckily, I hardly have time to think about it.