I feel lyrics in the music industry (and by some musicians) are really undervalued these days.
I really want to try influence how people in this industry see lyrics as I do, emotional currency....
I want to highlight the importance of lyrics, much like how poetry once influenced storytelling, or how slave song influenced today’s modern lyric music, or how Neil Young and Bob Dylan wrote vivid stories into their songs, that still today are timeless.
I got into writing lyrics accidentally, one part why I did, was because many of the songs these days... the lyrics don’t speak to me on a deep level. They have nice melodies, but those songs that used to get stuck in my head, are happening less and less.
I feel that words with emotional weight are needed now more than ever in songs, to capture people’s “2 minute attention span”, that’s being created by social media.
I feel strong lyrics as a base, combined with a good melody can make a very powerful song and leave a bigger impact on the listener.
A lot of musicians don’t seem to focus that much on lyrics, they tend to mostly focus on the melody and fill in empty lyrics to fit the tune... making a strong sound but less emotional impact.
Lyrics with strong imagery really gets that “song stuck” in your head impact.. Some of the best music in the world comes from a strong lyric writer combined with a good musician; such duos like Mick Jagger and Keith Richards (Rolling Stones), John Lennon and Paul McCartney (The Beatles) and Billie Eilish and Finneas Baird O'Connell.
I really want to try and get musicians and those in the music industry, to see that lyrics can be very powerful especially when combined with a melody...
I want to challenge musicians in how they see lyrics....
I want to use lyrics to make the musician feel something inside first, so they write a melody from an experience my story provokes inside of them, that fits that feeling they have...instead of the musician writing a pretty melody, and trying to fit empty words into it.