Re: how do you write?
Normally our band will have a song idea based on lyrics or an idea. Sometimes its music, but only about 20% of the time. When I write a drum part, I try to focus on lyrics along with groove, but with emphasis on what the song/story is about. If there is a part of the song that Lee sings to and says that is important, I will try to back it up with drums. Such as this line....Living in their beautiful life...will come off on drums as a tom sort of fill/speak...hard to explain actually.