Esquire article on songwriting

By Simon Barber on April 23, 2014 — 1 min read

An article in the May 2014 issue of Esquire magazine entitled ‘The Magic Ingredient: Is There a Recipe for Writing a Hit Song?’ features contributions from me alongside illustrious songwriters like Don Black, Neil Tennant, Brett Anderson and Guy Garvey. The highlight of course has to be the illustrations, which include a sketch portrait replete with beard.

Thanks to author Andrew Harrison for picking up on what Sodajerker do, and be sure to pick up a copy (Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys is on the cover).

UPDATE:  the article has now been made available on

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