songwriting

Why Do Bands Only Seem to Write Sad Songs About Superman?

“Truth, justice and the American way!”  That’s Superman’s whole deal, right? He’s supposed to be a bright, sunny and most of all hopeful character. Yet…

Enya Has Been the Song of the Summer for 30 Years

Is there ever a definitive “song of the summer,” or is that label just one more premise for the debate over which music truly matters?…

Scorching Hot Summer Take: Every Song of the Summer Sucks Ass Now

Every year there are a slew of contenders for song of the summer, a jam allegedly so viral that it permeates culture to the point…

A Conversation With Dan Wilson, the ‘Closing Time’ Singer Who’s Written Hits for All Your Favorite Female Pop Stars

On February 11, 2007, the Dixie Chicks were basking in the glow of a triumphant night. They were at the Grammys, where they were the…