It's important to step out of your comfort zone. At least, that is what I have been told! Recently, I have realized that I have compositions that need lyrics. Some of the artists I work with do not write their own songs. So in relation to the Winston Churchill quote that I've posted, I decided to take a course in songwriting.
The first thing I learned in the course was how to write effective lyrics. You do that by writing what is real to YOU. This means going deep emotionally and really expressing how you feel about something. To write the best hook, it has to touch others. Touching others requires you to use words that they can relate to. Before I get too wordy here, what I'm trying to say is that putting emotion into words is a challenge. I'm a man, and we all know how skilled men are at expressing their emotions!
Regardless, I know that I want to write songs for my artists and it is what I need to take my music to the next level. So I am willing to step out of my comfort zone to create great music. Stay tuned!
This quote should be the mantra of every musician. I have learned that it is best to find opportunities whenever you can and always look to learn from those opportunities. Nothing is ever a loss, while everything has all to gain. Anytime that I get frustrated, I remember this quote and change the way that I am looking at things.
Time to lock myself in the studio. Here's to new music!