Jim Kerr told us
about his songwriting partnership with Charlie Burchill.
"Charlie and I can work anywhere. In the old days we'd go to the rehearsal room and knock things around and stuff. Now I can be on the other side of the world, Charlie will send me an MP3, and say, 'I was messing around with this last night.' And I can have something back to him from the other side of the world, and say, 'Actually, it made me think of this kind of melody.' That's happened.
But we still do it the old way, as well. We still get in a room together and he'll say, 'Yeah, I've got these.' Maybe we haven't seen each other for a couple of months. He'll say, 'I've got about a half dozen ideas.' Some of them might be fully formed, others will be a spark. And usually, I'll have a few things in my notebook that will match the atmosphere of what he's been doing."