Posted: January 12, 2013 in Artist Development
Tags: alternative, artist, artistic values, diy, emotional connection, emotional value, indie, music, production, songwriting
We are here to discuss the last value that refers to lyrics and the emotional impact they have on the listener.
In the last articles we have learned that it is important to have lyrics that provoke thought and lyrics that provoke empathy in order to create a deep emotional connection with the listener.
Another very important value that your lyrics should have is a situation definition.
What does that mean?
It is already known that a song can and should provide a means for the listener to escape reality for a short while and connect to a certain feeling or emotion that otherwise would not have been provoked at the listener. Like a book, a movie or a TV series, A song should have a kind of story that unfolds as we listen to it Read the rest of this entry »
Well, we all know that everyone, at least once, have had a very strong connection to a song, only because they think that the song is about them..
So what is this strong connection and what does the listener FEEL when being exposed to such lyrics?
In a lot of situations, especially in the growing up phase, one can easily feel lonely, unappreciated, misunderstood, misdirected or just purely down. He will then look for certain ways to escape from his “poor” state of mind and make himself feel a little more valuable to himself Read the rest of this entry »
You already know the ultimate importance of lyrics. That is, if you want your listener to be emotionally connected to your music. If you want to tell everybody that you’re sexy and you know it – that’s totally “cool”, and may bring you lots of money and fame.. But you might as well turn out as a not so funny joke in a few years, when the DJ plays your old, dust covered “hit”.
So what does emotional connection to lyrics mean anyway? And more importantly, HOW can you write such lyrics? We all know that in all sorts of art, there is no proven “safe” way to do things, and you may never know how listeners will react to your music Read the rest of this entry »
We’ve already covered the importance of being unique and at the same time creating a personal artistic image that listeners can connect to. If you go back and read about these values you might notice the important relationship between these values. It means that while it’s good to have one or more of these values as an artist, a truly strong artistic personality must convey all or most of these values at the same time Read the rest of this entry »
How many times have you listened to a song and had a feeling of “he is singing for me now”?
Well, I bet all of us have had that moment more than once and with more than one artist. I know, this feeling might be emphasized, exaggerated or more easily being aware of under substance use, but this happens all the time regardless of this.
Apart from the more obvious lyric that one might feel is written based on his personal life (A value we’ll talk about soon), there is a kind of special quality to certain performing artists. Something that is kind of hard to explain or execute, it is like being a worthy front man, it separates the ordinary artists from the ones that influence generations.
The funny thing is that it’s actually the opposite of one might think Read the rest of this entry »
As we all know, most music out there has an enormous power to affect people’s feelings. It can make people feel happy, sad, angry, relaxed, empowered or insecure. Music even has the power to alter the feelings and atmosphere that affect a certain person in a certain moment. We always hear that if you’re sad and upset, you can play song X and suddenly you might become all giggly and happy.. Or song Y that will make you feel uplifted and strong.. Or even song Z that would make you even more desperate. It is sometimes unbelievable how much power music has. Read the rest of this entry »
Alternative music has always been.. Well, an alternative to everything ordinary in music.
When growing up, most people are seeking their own identity. They either look for a certain group to belong to or look to present an individual, unique personality that separates them from the crowd. This personality is projected in their look, in the way they talk and walk, in their actions and, of course, in the music they listen to Read the rest of this entry »