Losing "The Hunger Games" was tough, but with the release of his first single, Ian Nelson is winning the hearts of every girl all over again.
It’s the 21st century and finding love through a dating app is all too relatable, don’t even get me started on just 2020 alone! For actor and singer/songwriter, Ian Nelson, it was just the story he needed to inspire him to write his new single 21st Century Love.
With emotions running wild, Ian and Mystery Girl started talking. I’ll let your imagination take over for what happened from matching on an app to the song, but this redhead with freckles inspired Ian to start writing down lyric after lyric. “The first thing I wrote down was the lyric, ‘I fell in love with you on a screen’,” Ian shares. Like every single person on this earth, when you fall for someone, you catch yourself staying up all night thinking about this absurdly amazing human being, and if you tell me that’s not true, you are lying to yourself. Ian admits that he would be up at 12 or 1 o’clock in the morning writing down lines that turned into his new single.
“The experience is universal in the sense that I think everyone knows what it’s like to connect with someone having never met them and it just seemed like something I wanted to write about,” said Ian.
When asked about how Ian deals with writer’s block, he explains, “If you have writer’s block it tends to be that you're just in the wrong direction. Oftentimes when I have trouble with a lyric I’ll just switch the whole idea”. It doesn’t have to be perfect, you are telling your story, if as long as it is true to you then you will love what you have created.
“Writers block I find really is when there’s just not the right idea or when you’re not saying what you feel” Ian expresses. When you write about heartbreak, just say it. Ian states that there is no need to be poetic or try to romanticize it, write exactly how you feel about it and the words will just flow.
Music was such a natural transition from acting for Ian. With songs, he feels as if he is playing a character as well. In that moment of time, within that song, for example 21st Centur