Jun 16th, 2009 by Liz O

Liz O Speaks Out

liz-o-pictureLiz’ Take On Songwriting

So I gave this some long thought, about what songwriting meant to me, what it should mean to the listener, and what is going on today in music that upsets me.    Lets see if any of you feel the way I do.  If you do go to the Euphony Productions Forum and speak your mind   (The link at the side that says “Euphony wants to know what you think”)   We are looking for all of your opinions on anything about music or the music industry.

What Does Songwriting Mean To Me?

When writing a song, I believe that one has to draw it from a “place”.
A lot of songs today? Oh they come from a place alright. Money.  A theme
is picked in the music business that all the rappers and all the singers
decide to start flowing about and everybody gets on that train and
franchise off of that idea.  Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy some of the
more recent “swagger” themed songs and “I’m the hottest girl all up in
the club” songs.  But these are not songs that can supersede time.

There Has Got To More Out There

Maybe I am a little more meticulous when it comes to songwriting, but
there has to be a time where a songwriter writes for fun and a time when
they write for the real sake of music.  I believe that every song should
have a meaning other than money, hoes, pimps, cars and alcohol,
clubbing, banging the next person you see, and how hot you are.  There
absolutely should be songs about fun, what’s hot, and other amusing
topics, but don’t you think it’s time to get some meaning behind the
music? Don’t you think there’s a little bit of overkill with the
ridiculous dance songs and big beats filled with meaningless lyrics?

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