Paul Heaton: The Music Week Interview

Mark Sutherland

The greatest songwriter of his generation is contemplating the current state of his craft. More specifically, Music Week’s recent revelation that it now takes 4.53 writers to pen a hit.

“That’s brilliant,” he chortles. “It was once suggested I write with a couple of artists who have hits in the charts.

But I’d rather take them away with me and show them what I do, and then just say, You do it now. It’s like riding a bike. You wouldn’t ...

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