Influences: In the past these have been my major influencers ... Tim Minchin, Diane Warren, Darren Hayes, Tracy Chapman, Jon Bon Jovi, Abba Terence Trent D'Arby, Bruce Springsteen, Taylor Swift, Tina Arena, Spice Girls, I've also confessed to being a bit old school and not listening to music as much as I used to. Life stuff gets in the way and there's only so much time. The tv show Nashville had a massive impact on me and showed me how to write in an emotional style. I still hate that it's over and the finale #mademecry But for me, It's really about the song, how it makes me feel and the genius of the lyrics.
Another month of frantic songwriting.
#joy #bringiton #wegotthis #stresscapades
For 2019 I'm going to focus on writing songs country music style. Last year, I went to my first songwriting workshop and it was life changing for me. I could hold my own but can see that I still have to lift my game. This is not a bad thing to discover and I look forward to this self imposed challenge.
So because I've set some goals for myself to get cuts on albums (in Australia) - I need to direct my attentions and skills to one genre (for now), even though my natural writing style tends to be rockfish and othertimes dark. So again, can't wait for 1st Feb.
I've been involved with FAWM the same length of time that @JohnStaples has and even had a debut single a few years later, based on a song I wrote during my first FAWM (and the positive influence he had on me). We are STILL waiting for his first album by the way 😀 #nopressurejohn
My main goal is to be a lyricist that people want to work with from around the world. My hearing loss is irrelevant, when it comes to finding the right words in a song. I've been doing this for 10 yrs (as a hobbyish) and only in the past 2 yrs or so, has the tide started to turn a little. That was the result of a co-write that helped me and someone else win the AC category of UKSC in 2017.
It's a been long slow journey but I trust the universe and my efforts will pay off in time. Like anything, you will only get better with practice and FAWM is the perfect songwriting beast to start your year out right creatively.
So to all you newbies for 2019, welcome to the FAWMily - take a deep breath, enjoy the experience for what it is and write something every two days. It doesn't matter if its crap, write, write, post, write write, post, write, write, post and before you know it, you'll have 14 drafts to play with in March, April and May 😀
No songs by this fawmer (yet).
Hello lovely! Looking forward to reading some of your lyrics this FAWM. I hope the muse visits bountiful and often!
Go forth and create with bliss and beauty! I look forward to your work!
Hey! Country music. Cool. Looking forward to reading what you come up with!
Hi Christine. Hope you're well. 😊
Hey Christine, welcome back! Looking forward to the crazy, let the muse be generous!
Welcome back! Looking forward to hearing your tunes!
Hiya Christine! Happy 7th FAWM! Cannot believe we've been at it this long! I see you are gonna focus on country this year; lemme know if you want any help on the music and production side of any songs! Have a great FAWM 2019, my friend!