Maybe if I had looked at inxs.com sooner I'd have found these blogs...
Andrew Farriss 1 September 2005
Obviously having written for many years with Michael, the two of us found a very organic, simple, songwriting partnership that it was really based out of friendship since highschool. But what I'm doing now is taking into account the skills that I learned from working with Michael and my own song writing and then try to apply those skills with other very talented song writers whilse keeping in mind what would be good for INXS. There is the need to come up with the right balance between moving forward, embracing new ideas, and keeping true to what INXS has been about lyrically and musically and try to come up with something that we feel people would really get off on.
Stylistically , I've been going in all sorts of directions. At the moment I've written everything from ballads to hip-hop/reggae-hop to rock-hop to straight rock. There's some funk stuff, some INXS style riffs and lyrically I'm trying to stay true to - not only my own lyrical ideas - but my co-writers ideas as well. The songs are a combination of being about the world, some are silly, some crazy, some are sexy. I'm not sure how to describe them. But they're moving forward!