'THE LYRICS: 1956 TO THE PRESENT' out November 2nd
In this extraordinary book, with unparalleled candour, Paul recounts his life and art through the prism of 154 songs from all stages of his career.
Edited and Introduced by Paul Muldoon
Published 2nd November, 2021
You Gave Me The Answer – Alex asks
It may only be November, but nothing is standing in the way of us getting revved up for the new year! And what a 2020 it looks set to be with new #FreshenUpTour dates announced in Europe and Paul's headline performance at Glastonbury Festival's 50th anniversary confirmed!
Whilst we're busy 'Coming Up' with New Year resolutions and making a real effort to 'Get Started' on our workout plans for 2020, we've also spent time reflecting on the last year, collating our favourite songs of 2019. With so many songs to'Appreciate' – oh boy, it hasn't been easy!
Paul began the year with wild pop tune ‘Get Enough’ followed by ‘Frank Sinatra’s Party’ and then not one, but two early Christmas gifts with certified bop 'Home Tonight' and infectious sax-lined 'In A Hurry'. Paul has certainly given us plenty of options to choose from! Have you guessed this month's question yet?
When you’re one of the greatest songwriters of all time, how - and when - does one come up with the title?
Alex asks: “At what point in the song writing process do you come up with the titles?”
We caught up with Paul recently to find out.
Paul: "Probably at the end of the song! You just sort of look at it and think, 'Oh, that's probably the title'. So then you just call it that. There's normally something you've made into a chorus that you've repeated a couple of times so it seems obvious that that is the title. Sometimes there are a few choices: you can either go with that obvious one, or you can go with the first line sometimes. But I normally go with the one that seems most obvious because I’ll remember it easiest, and hopefully other people will too!"
What have been your favourite songs from 2019? Let us know in the comments below…!