“Eternal” for my Royale project, was one of my favorite tracks to write and collaborate on in terms of production. I really liked how the other producer had ideas about what the song meant, and helped collaborate in the lyric writing process. I also enjoyed adding instrumental melodies after the lyric addition that complemented the message behind the track.
I used to write a lot of poetry as a child, but I think as my vocabulary broadened and I experienced more of life the meaning behind the writing got deeper and juicier. I think studying music theory and song writing also helped me grasp the structure of lyric writing.
Absolutely, I think this is inevitable for all artists. I find it is best not to force creativity and let it come through you in its own time. If I am collaborating with another artist and I am not able to come up with a lyrical idea, I will empower the producer to create and usually their artistic expression will inspire me and we will be able to get out of the writer’s block together.