Bernie Taupin, Elton John’s songwriting partner, turned 70 yesterday, some fifty-three years after he and Elton first responded to an NME advert which ultimately linked the pair for future stardom.
Your title and concept are the foundations upon which your entire lyric will be built. The strongest lyrics deliver listeners to the title, and the title is the logical conclusion of the lines that precede it.
Creativity is often compared to a water well, sometimes it overflows but sometimes it dries up.
Great songwriting is about creating an experience for the listener, in order to guide them through the journey of your song.
Say you head out to a bar or restaurant with friends only to find the night’s entertainment is a cover band of some sort – while the snobbier music fans may roll their eyes, for a majority of patrons it means one thing: fun!