SXSW Featured Session: Heavenly Pop Hit  

By Troi Allen-Lowery

This panel was about songwriters’ creative process and how they deal with time management. On the panel was members from Cherry Glazerr, The Chills, Superchunk, Nada Surf, and Andrew WK. They talked about how they had to adjust the time they would usually have for creating music when other priorities came in their lives, like raising a child. They also talked about how they find inspiration for their songs.

Going into it I thought it was solely going to be performances, so I was a little surprised when I realized it was mainly one big discussion. I feel like they didn’t really talk about the creative process of making music but more so how to deal with change and time management. It was interesting how most of the songs the artists performed were very politically charged.