Felicity is 13 years old, from West Virginia, USA. Her song ‘Susan’s Song’ made the Top 30 in The Young Songwriter 2019 competition International Category. Congratulations! Here’s a bit about Felicity and her songwriting.
What inspired you to write your SAYS19 Top 30 song? Well, my aunt really. She was kind and gracious. A part of my mothers side of the family loved her dearly, she could never do any wrong. She was so understanding and patient, you could talked to about anything. She had a million cats and liked to spend her days bare footed in the garden. Her house was surrounded by woods so it was private and peaceful. I don’t understand why her life had to stop so soon and abruptly. I feel like its effected my mother greatly, but she would never show it. There isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t miss her. I am though very grateful her disease held out long enough for her to hear my song. I may not have the scientific knowledge to find the cure, but I can write a song to carry on her legacy.
How long have you been writing songs? Since 2017 when i first got my ukulele.
How did you get into songwriting? It kinda came naturally when I learned the ukulele.
What does songwriting allow you to explore and achieve? It allows me to explore my feelings, my thoughts, and my creativity. I can express myself in ways some people can’t understand. It helps me achieve happiness and stability.
What’s your favourite part of the songwriting process? Finishing it with all the right touches. Its a good feeling to end and share my song(s).
What’s the most difficult part of the creative process of songwriting for you? Figuring out what to add next. Also staying on track and topic. Writers block always gets the best of me.
Do you start with lyrics or melodies/chords? It depends honestly, I just go with the flow.
What do you like about The Young Songwriter competition? I like that its international and for youths.
Who are your three favourite artists/songs? 21 pilots, System Of A Down, Tool.
10 years from now you will be… Independent and hopefully have a career in music or art
What’s your favourite thing to do when you’re not writing songs? I like drawing and reading, or simply just lying on the floor to clear my head space.
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The Young Songwriter 2019 showcase & 10th anniversary of Song Academy celebration will be on Saturday 22nd June at 7pm at The Tabernacle, Notting Hill, London.