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Writing a Killer Second Verse


2019-09-05 Essay

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I used to hate second verses. As far as I’m concerned, they’re the hardest part of a song to write. I don’t have a problem coming up with choruses, and the first verse usually follows soon after. But verse number two was always a major stumbling block.

The challenge with a second verse is creating something that’s as impacting as the first, but different enough that it advances the narrative, or the emotional mood of the piece. If it’s too close to the first verse, you repeat yourself. But, if it goes in a completely different direction, it can feel completely out of place.

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Three great Lyrics based on George Orwell Novels


2019-08-06 Essay

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George Orwell is one of the most influential writers of modern literature. In particular, “1984” and “Animal Farm” are regarded as classics, staples of high school reading lists as well as critics’ “best ever” lists.

It’s unsurprising, then, that so many popular songs have been based on George Orwell’s works. You’ll find references to “1984” and “Animal Farm” in many songs across pop and rock.

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New Article about PREMIUM LYRICS on Performer Magazine


2019-07-13 Press release

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Check out this article about PREMIUM LYRICS published on the famous Performer Magazine website performer.mag:

http://performermag.com/band-management/premium-lyrics-curated-words-for-serious-songwriters/

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The Secret to Great Romantic Lyrics


2019-07-02 Essay

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There’s something really affecting about a great romantic lyric.

When a love song with a true and relatable sentiment comes on the radio, it can stop you in your tracks.

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Making Lyrics Fit the Music


2019-06-04 Essay

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Adaptation and Interpretation

You’ve got a great track. You’ve got a great set of lyrics to go with it.

But, how do you go about combining the two?

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