Neil Finn pledges to write ‘200 songs in ten years’
Crowded House man promises to pen scores more tunes
Kiwi songwriter Neil Finn has pledged to write ‘at least’ 200 songs in the next ten years.
Despite penning scores of tunes over a prolific four-decade career leading Crowded House, Split Endz, Finn Brothers and Pajama Club, the songsmith bemoaned his lack of productivity, and said it was time to make up for lost time.
When asked in an interview how often he writes a song, he answered:
‘Not as often as I should. In theory it might possible to write one a day, but I certainly don’t get that many done.
‘When you look at it I feel a bit hopeless – I’ve written probably 250 songs, 270 songs – and that’s over 30 years. That’s barely ten a year, I should be procuring more than that – and I intend to in the next few years....
‘At least another couple of hundred in the next ten years.’
If Finn sticks to the pledge and produces 200 tunes in a decade, he’ll be knocking them out a rate of roughly one every 18 days.
Assuming a share of 12 songs per record, it would see Finn writing more than 16 albums worth of material in the coming decade.
However fans hoping for another Crowded House release are likely to be kept waiting, with Finn indicating a solo follow-up to Feburary’s Dizzy Heights is on the cards next.
When asked about a follow up to Crowded House’s 2010 LP Intriguer, he said it was ‘not likely’ to be his next move.
‘It’s more likely I’ll do another solo record,’ 55-year-old Finn said. ‘But I haven’t really decided what’s next, there’s various things brewing.’