John Patrick Adams is an accomplished gospel songwriter, musician and producer. Some of his most notable songs include “Why Did He Do It?”, “Created For Worship” and “He Never Stopped”. In addition, he is the author of two self improvement books, Naked and How To Win The Dating Game. John is also a life coach, blogger and visionary. Check out the video of our recent interview below, discussing his uplifting new single, “My Everything”. First, here are a couple of questions that didn’t make the final cut.
Tell us about your songwriting process. Is it more organic or does it differ from song to song?
Yeah it does differ from song to song. But I’m one of those songwriters that may take months to finish a song. A melody may come to me, but I don’t immediately begin to work on it. My motto is if it sticks with me, that’s the song I should work with. I normally drive without the radio on. My car is silent. That’s my decompress time. If a song comes to me in the morning and I’ve slept on it and it sticks with me, that’s where I need to go.
Recently, I was commissioned to write a song for an artist. I challenged myself to write a song quickly. The song actually turned out great. However, during that time I did have to shut myself off because I wanted to hear what God wanted me to give to His people. I didn’t want to feel the pressure of trying to write words. I just wanted to let it happen and it worked. I may venture out into that in the future (being commissioned to write), but I do prefer for it to flow and naturally happen.
What is the legacy you want to leave behind musically or even just as a person?
My goal is to never die. I know eventually my life on Earth will expire. I want to leave tidbits of me here for my family, friends and everyone to always remember me by. Whether it’s music, a book or a blog, I always try to do things with a spirit of excellence. The sky is the limit. Anybody, regardless of who you are and where you come from, with consistency and drive, can achieve any and everything. I would have never imagined I would have songs recorded. I didn’t know that was the plan for my life. I was just a kid. My mom originally taught me how to play. I knew three chords and that was it.
Looking at where I started and where I am today, I am tremendously blessed. Everything is orchestrated by God. There is a divine plan for everybody. You just have to be ready and connected on the flight when it takes off. Everyday I wake up, I take no encounters for granted because I never know who’s there to open up that next door for me.
Download the sensational new song,”My Everything”, by John Patrick Adams (featuring Otis Washington), on all digital retailers on July 18, 2017!
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