How Songwriters Can Emotionally Connect With Their Audience
“My songwriting is like extending a hand to the audience.” Dave Grohl
Dave Grohl, arguably one of the best songwriters of his generation, highlights the importance of being able to connect your songs to your audience. The best songs, and the longest lasting songs are the ones that are able to connect to listeners across generations, and across popular fads. But how can modern songwriters accomplish this? In today’s world, everything is constantly changing, and what people want from their music is constantly changing with it. By following these simple but yet helpful tips, you will find your songs become deeper, and more accessible to your audience.
Give Yourself a Break
If you have been making yourself write and write without taking a break, you are doing yourself a disservice. If you do not give yourself a break, and go live your life, you will not have anything to base your songs off of. You will become so focused on trying to write the ‘’perfect song’’ that you forget that the perfect song needs inspiration. Inspiration will come to you through putting your song to the side for a moment, and enjoying what is right in front of you. [...]