This month’s stars: Gemini

You have to write eight more songs for your second album and they are not coming. You’ve got four, and they’re okay… but, no, no, they’re not okay, are they? Hugo, your manager, says that ‘Entropy Rules’ is a stone cold hit, but deep in your heart you know that he’s not being sincere, that it wouldn’t have made a b-side on the first album. Oh gentle Jesus, where have all the songs gone? What’s happened to you? You look around on the internet: There seems to be good advice for every problem out there, but inspiration drying up? Nothing. Not a poxy bean. This goes deeper than ‘second album syndrome’. A creeping sense of dread is beginning to overtake you, a feeling of fear, of fraudulence…

This is an excerpt from Belly Up!

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