Scottish pop star Edwyn Collins creates his songs with the help of a $30 (£20) voice recorder after two brain haemorrhages in 2005 left him struggling to write.
The former Orange Juice frontman almost died after suffering two cerebral haemorrhages five years ago and only began performing again in 2008.
He recently headed back to the studio and his new album, Losing Sleep, is set to hit stores in September (10) - but the singer admits his health scare revolutionised the way he writes tracks.
Collins tells the Daily Record, "I liked writing songs this way (on the recorder). The songs came in the middle of the night. They are simpler and direct. I am back in the songwriting zone."