Songwriting is more than just writing lyrics!

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Its actually writing a SONG! A song that has a hot melodic structure, strong content, movement, consistency in verse quality, smooth transitions, marketability, a strong catchy hook, a unique concept that reaches the market in which you are trying to reach, vocal production, vocal arrangements, conviction and feeling, and last but not least, growth.

After you finish with the song, it should have the ability to stand the test of time.

This is what songwriting is. Songwriting is what makes the song complete. As a creator in lyrics, you have to take in account all these areas that I have listed above. One feature of it is just as important as the next feature. They are all needed in order to come to the product finale of a stellar hit marketable song that can be placed in a variety of multi-media.

Songwriting is not easy for those who think it is. When you take into account the characteristics, its very tedious. It is imperative to be a student and stay on top of hot topics, melodic structures, dynamics and animation within a song. Music is constantly changing, you must know how to change with it.

Writing songs is in my DNA. I understand what it takes to put together a great song, a hit song. I have a formula, but my formula may not be the same as yours. It is something that one must find as you focus in on your craft.

Its so important for people to understand what songwriting really is. I’m writing this to open up the minds of writers that its way bigger than what you may see on the surface. You are putting together a film, a scene and in that film and scene, you have to see the whole picture not just one aspect of it.

Paint the masterpiece of your song. Fill in the darker darks and the lighter lights. Let the audience know where the light source is coming from and where the shadows will hit. Choose your medium well, your target market. accomplish the goals of every stroke to gear towards that market while maintaining the identity and personality of the subject matter. The concept and you as its host, must be one. I know you can hear it. break down and build to inherit its proximity (the art term). It is a beautiful thing!

-LeXXah Drew It-

Don’t Wanna Be Here….

Because I actually want to be somewhere else. somewhere better and greater than where I am now.

I want to go to my next plateau. I want to go to the next level. I can’t stay in one spot or a scene for too long. It’s torture and a constant reminder of where you currently are all the time.

I gotta have movement. Movement with purpose. Movement towards the light at the end of the tunnel

Stagnant is a flow I hate. Digression is unacceptable. backwards doesn’t make sense. You see, being somewhere is an idea that becomes a reality.

Let me say it again, being somewhere, the somewhere that I’m talking about is an idea that becomes a reality.

Moving forward and pressing on, much like President Barack Obama’s Presidential campaign. This is the only way to go.

That’s where all the positive energy lies.
I said I don’t want to be here. This has nothing to do with a city or a state, a country or fancy upscale place, a specific location. This my friend, is all about a vision, a goal, a dream, an idea, the bigger picture. so the next question is where do I want to be?

I want to be where I become the successor. I want to be engulfed around it 24-7. I dont want to be rich, i desire to be wealthy in many areas, not just career wise. I not only want to accomplish, but be the things I dream of during the day and all night. The idea never eludes me. The idea exists to reiterate to me where I wanna be. Instilled in my heart, it gives me the ammunition of motivation to keep going. To keep striving for the “HERE” of my deepest desires.

As an entrepreneur, I’ve already experienced the beauty of failing and the learning from mistakes, now, comes all the good things, the changes for the better. The, “you have gone through and you are coming out victoriously.”

Where I want to be is a multitude of beautiful concepts. It is an idea, it is a vision and some people would not be able to comprehend that. it’s just too big.

Don’t look at it in a negative way because the positivity that comes afterwards is a sight and atmosphere like none other

-LeXXah Drew It-