On April 14, Canadian-born DJ and songwriter Kid Koala (born Eric San) will release his latest album, Creates of the Late Afternoon , a lively, eclectic offering that's sure to get fans out of their seats and moving. Behind The Song: Eric Clapton, Layla Narrated by Amanda Mertz, American Songwriter goes behind the song of ‘Layla' by Eric Clapton. 0 seconds of 2 minutes, 37 secondsVolume 0% Ahead of the release, American Songwriter caught up with the 48-year-old artist, who is known as a live performer, film composer, theatre producer, and visual artist, to ask him about his writing process—Does he ever experience writer's block? How does he put together a song? Is it hard to let a song go? [RELATED: The Writer's Block: Diane Warren on the Frustrations and Fruition of Songwriting] Throughout his career, Kid Koala has contributed to scores for films like The Great Gatsby , Baby Driver , Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, and many more He has also composed music for Cartoon Network, Sesame Street , and Adult Swim. For the hip-hop composer, there is often a lot of history and emotion in his work. Here, we take a look at how Kid Koala goes about his creative process. He let us in without reservation. Read Next from American Songwriter Lenny Kravitz Teases New Music: “It's the Album I Never Got to Do” Featured Advertising American Songwriter: Your style of songwriting is unique—you're not, say, picking up an acoustic guitar and writing lyrics on […]
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