The future of the UK and Ireland’s music industry looks great! Inspirations for our 7-18 years old entrants in weeks 4&5 are coming from the perceived struggle from people who hold you back in life, memories of first love and first breakup, what it’s like to suffer from anxiety and panic attacks, feeling lost and being bullied, songs about films/programmes like Sherlock and Into the Wild and songs about love & safety.
Have a read of the inspirations behind our featured songs from entrants in week 4 and 5 of our Young Songwriter 2014 competition. Keep entries coming in – closing date is 6th April! Enter now!
Click here to listen to featured songs and read their inspirations below.
Promised We’d Always Be “Depicts a woman who has lost love and initially is trying to stand up, be strong and deny it but then spends her time dreaming of what they used to have”.
Would You? “A sudden awareness of the fleetingness of life and how necessary it is to seize the moment”.
Broken Poetry “My song isn’t a love song. It’s a song about heartbreak. But a guy didn’t break my heart – I got my heart broken by trust. I got my heart broken by memories. I got my heart broken by disappointment; expectations stabbed me in the back.
Illusion “The times of being left confused and bewildered”.
Leave “The song ‘Leave’ came about after I heard Kacey Musgraves song ‘Merry Go Round’. I loved how she combined the quintessential style of country with the darker story of the prejudices and stigmas that are attached to many small towns. During this time I had also just finished reading Ibsen’s ‘A Doll’s House’ which got me thinking about the question that most women have to ask themselves at some point in their lives; should I sacrifice my career dreams to dedicate myself to my home and my children? By linking this to a more country style I wanted to make the subject and the music somewhat go against each other. This way the story is slightly masked by the music in the way that someone’s situation can be masked by the image they give off.
Why Are You Waiting “The song is basically kind of a rejection to someone who might like you, when you don’t want to be in a relationship at that moment. When you’re young there are some people who are in and out of relationships like it’s going out of fashion. The song just is saying “slow down, let’s work things out, and if something sparks when we’re older then we’ll take it from there”.
From Me To You “I had feelings for this girl in my form. I eventually told her how I felt and this song is basically a strong summary of how I felt for her and what she meant to me”.
Please send all budding young songwriters our way. Good luck to everybody!