I woke up today wondering whether it’s possible to be influenced by an artist you don’t particularly like, or to like an artist you’re not particularly influenced by. I suppose part of the answer to the first question is that being influenced isn’t a conscious decision, so anything that gets under your skin and into your head, whether you want it to or not, will probably push you a little in a certain direction.
Not sure about the second question. I’ll have a think about it and see if I can come up with any sort of answer in the next post.
Meanwhile, work continues on the follow-up. We have the music. We have the words. We have some supremely talented new collaborators. It’s just a question of putting it all together. And these things take time, as someone once said.