“Once I have a melody solidified in my mind, then I can slowly work on the lyrics wherever I am, like just walking around.
I find that motion helps my brain. When I’m in New York, I walk to the East River and sing to myself. A friend of mine used to say that I was in my office when I was not paying attention to what she was saying to me. It’s like daydreaming. It’s allowing yourself space to let your mind wander, and that’s usually where I get most of my best work done. Cars are good. Planes. But motion always seems to be involved.”
-Conor Oberst (Relix Magazine 2014)