entirely listening to songs before that barely plain stunk. And those of us who’ve composed their own musics have likely all written lyrics that have sucked too. It nearly appears to be a rite of passage in the songwriting planet. The difficulty is, it can be a recurring situation for some of us, in which we have to wade through various bad songs to get a half-decent one certainly worth listing.
actually all of us can sight a truly awful song when we listen it, and maximum of us can catch a really nice song, it’s like there’s this strange middle-ground in which something can be melodiesly catchy and tragic, or good but boring. And what’s worse is that these underwhelming songs still make it into the charts. So those who write them might be deluded into thinking they’re A-grade when they’re not, and keep writing songs like that. But they have no real staying power except as a future punchline, and no songwriter needs to be known that direction.
So, it’s really significant that every of us realize what the biggest faults we could make are; the trips and traps and pitfalls that could perpetually prevent us from writing that next big hit, or worse, give up our music career altogether. Nobody should have to change their career because of simple, solvable, repeated mistakes. Some mistakes are surprisingly common, and you’ve likely made most of them before at some point or another.
Your recent music sounds almost like the previous one you composed.
What you have to do if your lyric sounds just like the last one your wrote? Adequately, if you’ve been coming after along for a while, or have read a bunch of our other articles, you may have seen me break down Ed Sheeran’s songwriting style. Artists who have a really particular style (or really distinct voice) face this problem ALL THE TIME. Because their song style is so very particular, they have to work extra hard picking different keys, chords, time signatures, tempi (tempos), instrumentation, collaborations/guest artists, etc, in an attempt to artificially make every song on the album different and distinct from the next/last one. Those are some of the main tried-and-tested ways producers will “fix” songs/albums for “diversity”.
Presently, convinced, the law in which the songs occur on your album doesn’t have to coincide remotely with the order you wrote them in. Shuffling the songs about to better vary keys and tempo can be an easy way to shake things up, but wouldn’t you rather solve the problem right from the beginning? What can you do right from the start to set your songs apart fromm the others you’ve written?
aside all the aspects we’ve brought up already, I find one of the best ways to build a sense of variety in your lyrics is to binge-listen to varied distinct artists/bands for a day or two before you write. You’re going to pull in some of their effect for sure, but as long as you’re not immediately plagiarizing their equipment, nothing in the world is going to sight it. And if one or two population do anyway? So what. At least nothing is going to criticize your musics lyrics for all sounding similar.