This week I spent a wonderful few hours with a singer named Christina Perri. She is touring behind her new album (her 2nd). She first became famous when one of her songs was sung by an American Idol contestant, before her first album came out.
So, during the interview we conducted, she was asked how hard it was to come up with songs for her new album. (There is a saying in the music business that it takes an artist their whole life to write their first album, and then they have to write the next one in a year while they are touring to support the first one!) Her answer was: “I walked into the studio with 42 new songs- we recorded them all and picked the best 13!!” Tell that to the people who can’t write 12 songs for a new album.
Later in the interview, she was asked how she keeps getting better at putting on shows. Her answer: “I show up every day ready to work.”
Man, I wish everyone these days had that kind of attitude!