Birth Of A Song

How I wrote and recorded Subway Train.

Screenshot of the Subway Train GarageBand file • Mark Starlin

Songwriting is a mysterious thing. How do you explain something that seems like magic? Most musicians struggle trying to explain how songwriting happens. They will say things like “I pulled it out of the air” or “it just poured out of me.” You can use formulas to write songs, and they can be helpful tools, but they don’t provide the creativity, imagination, or magic…




Old bones. Young heart. Uniquely arranged words.

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