Hitmakers: The songwriting secrets behind Starsailor's Silence Is Easy

James Hanley

The title track from Starsailor’s second album, Silence Is Easy was one of the last productions by Phil Spector before his 2009 murder conviction. Here, frontman James Walsh recalls the band’s highest-charting Top 10 hit...

Silence Is Easy was a reaction to our first album, Love Is Here. We had become defined by a melancholic sound, Jeff Buckley-esque melodies and emotional lyrics, and we wanted to prove that we were multi-dimensional and could be a bit more fun.

So many ...

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