Which came first, the lyrics or the melody?
OK, songbirds. Do you tend to start with lyrics or melody, or do work on them together?
I tend to start with a hook, a line or some other lyric fragment and work from there. My notebook is filled with one- or two-line scribbles. But usually, by the time I've got a verse or chorus roughed out, I find myself starting to hum a melody and the tasks merge.
It's more difficult for me to start with a melody and add lyrics.
Curious how other folks approach this?