I want to sing a new song. Something different, something new, something that I haven’t sung before. The biggest fear as a songwriter is writing something that sounds like another song. Yet I’m surrounded by influences, music echoing through my mind all day.
So I guess you take the good, discard the bad, and try to put your own spin on the song the best you can. And look above for the inspiration, for the creative spark which originates from God.
Here’s a clip of U2 singing “40”, based on Psalm 40, filmed at Red Rocks. “I will sing, sing a new song.”