Lupe described his songwriting process and shared the draft of 'Words I Never Said' with the Atlantic Magazine for their May issue. Check what he told them below:
I’M NOT THE TYPE THAT WRITES before I have music. I know some people that do that. When I’m creating something specifically for an album, I’ll sit down with the track and communicate with the music first.A lot of times, I write in the studio. It’s usually just the engineer and me, and I’m either writing at the engineer’s desk - where the mixing board and all that stuff is—or with the music playing through the speakers or headphones.I write down a line, I’ll go record it. With this song, I’d write a little bit, record that, then maybe stop for a bit. Listen to the track a few more times, write a little, record a little more.