Monday, October 22, 2012
Can I write a hit danceable Pop song? You bet your ass I can!
To be honest, for the last week I have been pondering, "What will my next blog post be about?" The conclusion was to relate the last two months of my life. A new song experience. I'd love nothing more than to tell you, " It's been totally easy" but it hasn't. Virtually every song I have released has been a ballad. I love singing the ballads, but I wanted to write something that moved. Something very Pop and danceable. How hard can it be right? This kind of music is what I listen to all day long! So determination kicked in. I started researching different chord progressions in Pop music. Where does the bridge usually formulate? Building a vocal hook. ( This is the part of the lyrics that stick in your head) and learning new engineering software to help me move tracks around. During this process the song was passed from Producer to Producer, listened to by several Industry Professionals who all had suggestions to make it better. So I made changes, and more changes, literally sleeping with this song. I will be honest and say that for the last two months I have done little else. I would lay in bed at night thinking, " If I bring the guitar in here, or add a kick drum there..." I pushed away any form of a social life because it would take away from time I could spend on the song. I've been accused of being obsessed with it, but Perhaps obsessed is a little dark to say. I would say that I totally believe in what I'm writing, the concept of the lyrics, faith in my ability, and driven to get the message out! And it's paid off. Boy have I learned a lot, and I'm happy to say that in two weeks we enter the studio to record a final version of my very first, all original upbeat Pop tune. For all of you that follow my music, this one is gonna blow your mind!