Finding Your Voice As A Songwriter
When you travel the world and see the same song do the same thing, you start to understand the power of the song.
LEARN TO CAPTURE:
Keep your songwriting antenna up at all times. It happens at anytime. Use voice memos on your phone. Be a respecter of that initial inspiration.
Often times, inspiration comes in waves; seasons of capture and seasons of revisit. Go through all your voice memos. I title them if I believe in them. If they capture me a second time, I keep it.
Take the parts you have and build a song. Put the puzzle together. Establish what you’re trying to say; what is the song trying to say? Try out different lyrical ideas. Pay attention to your spirit.
Make a demo: it helps show where the song has weakness. Create the vibe: is it an acoustic or heavy vibe?
What’s your message? What’s your sound? Those are the questions. Write the songs that are going to change the world. Everybody has a message. Write a song out of something you’ve actually experienced; a testimony.
Talks about Steffany + Amanda:
They have messages. Sometimes we’re singing the song that we need over ourselves.
STAY TRUE TO YOUR SONG AND MESSAGE: Write a song that is true to yourself. Learn to be honest; write from your heart. Write what you actually want to say; don’t script yourself.
DISCOVER WHAT YOUR ACTUAL PASSIONS ARE: What makes your heart burn? What moments do you live for? Pay attention to those things because they are what are going to define you.
PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR BATTLES: what are the things that are trying to take you out? Write towards that. Make those your weapons.
MAKE IT PERSONAL: Pen your journey.
WHAT FEEDS YOU WILL FEED THEM: You don’t know what you’re sowing into today. Sew into your creativity today. Constantly create.