Writing to reach you: The biz picks the best living songwriter

Billie Eilish

“The only person I’ve been completely blown away with recently is Billie Eilish. She’s phenomenal and I really like the idea of that [songwriting] relationship between her and her brother [Finneas O’Connell]. It’s got elements of Feist, but wrapped up in a completely subversive way, which is blowing me away.”
Crispin Hunt, songwriter and chair, Ivors Academy

John Mayer

“I think he’s incredibly underestimated. His songs touch something, lyrically, he addresses subjects that are incredibly personal and well ...

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