Diane Warren is regarded as one of the most iconic musicians of all time, having written several iconic songs that helped her become an award-winning songwriter. She recently revealed her songwriting techniques over the years.
The Grammy Award-winning composer told American Songwriter that her process is simple: she just keeps writing, which has helped her advance in her career.
She told the outlet:
“I’m always working and learning. Every song I write, I learn something, so it’s basically my same process.”
She literally continues to write even in the most unusual places, such as the car, when she gets off the phone, and elsewhere.
Warren compared her situation to a screenwriter who is constantly writing a script, and it is her job to bring her words to life so they can connect with the rest of the world.
Regarding the songwriting process, it appears that nothing is rushed under the songwriter’s supervision because she requires a lot of time to perfect her music creation.
Because she considers herself a perfectionist, it could take her years to write, especially the lyrics.
She said to the outlet:
“I had this song for probably a year and a half, maybe a couple of years. I have a lot of songs like that, that are just waiting for that right moment.”
Many artists have written songs inspired by their personal experiences, but Warren is unique in that she always looks beyond herself.
She avoids “pulling anything” from her life because it would be “pretty boring.”
Throughout her career, the songwriter has worked with some of the industry’s biggest names, including Lady Gaga, Whitney Houston, John Legend, Beyoncé, Jon Batiste, Celine Dion, and many others.
Warren is regarded as one of the most influential people in the music industry, having received numerous awards from organizations such as the Grammys, Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes, and others.
Even though she previously teamed up with Beyoncé for the 2011 song “I Was Here,” many fans of Queen Bey called her out for seemingly shading the pop star online.
It all started with her asking why one of the pop star’s newest songs from “Renaissance” has 24 credited writers.
She later apologized to fans, saying her tweet had no meaning and was simply a curiosity.