Jake Gosling might not be a household name, however, the list of artists he has written for or collaborated with ready like a who's who of modern music. With a long list of credits including Shawn Mendes, Ed Sheeran and Shania Twain, Jake gives budding songwriters some tips to help with their creative process.
Filmed at his Sticky Studios in Surrey, England by the team at Audient, Jake talks about expressing yourself through the song, capturing ideas for later use, collaboration and most importantly, knowing when is a song finished
Jake waxes lyrical about how he harnesses his own inspiration, explaining that “creative ideas will hit you in the middle of the night, first thing in the morning or when you’re talking to someone,” and shares tips as to how to log these thoughts, to be able to refer back to them at a later date, when inspiration may be more elusive.
He also chats about the benefits of collaboration, which he finds can ease the writing experience significantly. He describes his two-day process in order to consider what a song is about and give himself the time to “live with it a little bit.” Conversely, he highlights the drawbacks of spending too long on a song and discusses the concept of knowing when the song is finished.
Be you a songwriter, producer, engineer, musician or all of the above, the tips in this video will help you with techniques for making the very best of that moment when creativity strikes.