My brother and I got to talking about music and the kinds of music we like to write. We noticed how we each listen to certain kinds and write stuff that’s completely different.
For example, I love listening to metal and blues. But the stuff I write tends to sound more like James Taylor than Opeth or Jonny Lang.
My brother listens almost exclusively to metal as well, although his tastes are significantly heavier than mine. He tends to write almost techno-like pieces, where he uses his keyboard to produce choirs, string and horn parts, and drum beats.
So I thought I’d ask the Teeming Millions. How many of you write? If you do, does it differ from your listening habits much? If so, what do you listen to and what/who does your stuff sound like?