James Murphy Talks Through The Writing Process
The LCD Soundsystem man uses 'automatic singing'...
LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy has spoken about how he writes his music and lyrics.
The coolest man in New York says that he has a different approach to most and that even if they need to change something at the last minute, the end product always works.
Murphy told Pitchfork: "While I'm working on the music there's some lyrics - maybe a hook - that are kind of bouncing around. And I'm unconsciously kind of singing that to myself while I'm working on a song. So like, things start to expand and get meaning and have an overall kind of intent or tone.
"I'll just set up a microphone and just go sing. Just do a take where I'll just make it up - just automatic singing" he explained.
"And then I'll listen to that and there'll be things that I like. And probably what's going to happen is I'm going to keep that take just so I have something to work with, then I'll go back and fix things that I don't like. Or re-do the whole thing or write it out, but usually it starts from a position of honesty."