Dan Wilson states that “part of what artists do is pretending.” What do you think he means? What role does an artist have in society?
Dan invites us into his songwriting process with all its hard work and its intricacies. Listen to a music selection and identify the number of instruments (there were 30 in one of Dan’s compositions), the unique quality of the melody, and the choice of words used in the lyrics. What other elements do you notice?