Lately, as a songwriter, I’ve been told not to write any ballads to pitch anywhere because everyone wants uptempo songs. But like all things, music works in cycles so eventually, we’ll see a return of the ballad. If you’re writing a ballad, what are the chances it could be a hit? Let’s look at some data for inspiration
The 25-year-old musician recently spilled on how the superstar songstress changed his songwriting and why he thinks of her when he’s working on new music.
Writers are advised to “find your own voice,” meaning, express yourself in a way that is authentic and unique to you.
In songwriting there’s a lot of emphasis on self-expression. That’s understandable, and certainly it’s hard to imagine a good song without the writer(s) expressing themselves in some way.
As a writer I spend a decent chunk of my life trying to duck out of obligations and commitments so I can spend time alone and get shit done. So always looking for the silver lining, I was expecting the lockdown to turn out to be a huge blessing.