Ash frontman Tim Wheeler shared a tip for overcoming writer’s block in an interview with Jarlath Regan.
Wheeler got the idea from a band called The Vaccines, who do what they call “the 20-song challenge” to kick off the creation of a new album. The challenge is to try write twenty new songs in a single day.
Wheeler aims a little lower, clearing his schedule and devoting ten consecutive hours to songwriting, with the goal of producing the bones of ten new songs in one session.
The pace is so hectic that there’s little time for perfectionism or self-doubt to creep in. As Wheeler says in the interview, you just write down “any old crap” and keep moving.