Hey cafe goers!
I finally got a new song up! Feels really great to have another creation out there :)
So, I thought I would write today about one important aspect of my songwriting process: song interpretation. For me, this is all about genuinely telling the story behind the lyrics through very conscious decisions I make on how to deliver my vocal performance.
Originally, this post laid out the entire process for the making of “Leaving For France” from starting with the lyrics to recording the vocals. But I really just want to focus on song interpretation here because I feel like it was the number one thing I had to work on for this song.
And there is just so much I want to say on this one topic! In fact, I’m only going to get into the very first part of what this song interpretation exercise is all about. More to come in a future post!
I’m also really interested in knowing what other people’s creative approaches are as well. So stay tuned ’til the end for my question to you!
For every song I write, I work through a song interpretation exercise to take my songwriting from a more technical to artistic level.
I always think back to figure skating as an analogy. You know how in figure skating the judges will give the skater two separate scores — a technical score and a program component score? (I like to call the latter the artistic score). Well, I view performing music in the same way.