A look inside the world of Pat Monahan of the band Train
When I think we’re making a great album. I really, up until recently, thought for sure that I(we) didn’t have the goods. Writing, creating music that people will care about? Close to impossible. It’s heart wrenching. It’s frustrating. It’s awesome when it actually happens.
Funny, today most of the people you see singing a song, they didn’t write it.
That is the hard part. We want something new. Otherwise there would be 5 movies and 10 songs and that’d be that.
As an artist and writer, there is nothing I want more than the almighty song. Not just any song. The ones that have life attached to them, like when we say, “Oh my god! This is my jam! When I first heard this song, I was with…….and we…..It was amazing!” That shit is hard to do.
As I say that, I think that I have possibly done some work worth doing. Not sure that anyone will want to use these songs as soundscape to life but on the other hand, maybe a lot of people will.
There are some good ones.
I’m starting to get excited. It’s been a long time since I’ve felt this way.
This record has clawed at my soul, brought loss, change and periods of trouble and illness.
But here I stand and I say that this thing might be the best I’ve done. Definitely the best that I can do right now. That’s always the goal.
Hope to have a song on the radio in June for you…and me.
Talk to you soon.
Get your boat tickets. The last cruise was SO fun! Crazy fun!