How do we create and does music need an explanation to be valid?
Maybe I can find a place for that track you shared? I like it. If you are up for it let me know how I can get it Simon :)
Ok, I've had the same idea that songs are already formed, maybe within us or out there in the ether, I don't know. And it's our job as musicians to "receive", "translate" or, like you wrote, unearth them. I think that's a really interesting, cool idea. I've written a couple of songs where after I finished writing, I wasn't completely happy with the melody or the rhythm or something, but no matter what changes I made, they wouldn't actually improve the song. It felt as if what I wrote is what the song needed, even though I wasn't a fan of it.
And for one of your other points, I think music is equally important even if we can't explain where our ideas come from or what it means. Even I don't know what the message is behind some of my songs! Every song and every piece of art is an expression that is unique to that artist and that can only be delivered by them.