I got into lyric writing, to fill what I feel is a void in the music industry at the moment….
I am one of those people who google lyrics, for me lyrics really can make or break my interest in that song.
Lyrics seem to have taken a bit of a back seat in music; they are very undervalued…
In my humble opinion some musician's build this beautiful melody, only to force in or bulk out the melody with emotionally empty lyrics.
Lyrics are the part of the song that gets “stuck in your head”.
I feel many of the songs that used to get stuck in my head, are less frequent.
I feel that songs with strong hooks and imagery, are needed now more than ever to capture people’s “2-minute social media attention span”.
People today, especially youth are caught in confusing times and want something to help them express their feelings. There, is still no better art form than music for expressing feelings.
I want to reignite the importance of lyrics (story-telling) in song.
Like how emotionally rich words influence poetry, how the weight and power of slave song influenced today’s modern music and how, Neil Young and Bob Dylan wrote vivid stories into their songs which still linger, powerfully.
I want to remind the music industry, of the forgotten power of words...
I want to awaken in the listener deep emotions, through the potent combination of strong words and beautiful sounds.
Mostly... I want to demonstrate to musicians, that when they use strong lyrics as a foundation of feeling to then build their beautiful melody, a song can have even more power and magic.