Our Young Songwriter 2015 competition is off to a cracking start! Have a listen to our playlist of selected songs this week and read what inspired these young songwriters to write their song…
‘Rewind’ “I wrote this song thinking about all the bad things that human kind have done and how we look back on them now and wish we could change them, but obviously those bad things have been done so all we can do is move on from it all”.
‘Losing Faith’ “It may appear a bit bleak, but it is based on the world today and my current experiences and the environment that I live in and my struggle to keep faith in what I believe in”.
‘Run’ “I was cheated on by my first love. This song is about realizing that you deserve so much more and going away from the same pattern and not letting them ruin your life anymore. Nobody listened to me when this happened I was on my own and resorted to music, I wanted people to hear me and how hurt I was but that I will not let people around me and everything that was going wrong pull me down. Nothing can pull me away from my music. I want to share my song with the world”.
‘Dirty’ ” I wrote this song after listening to various Kasabian and Jamiroquai albums. The song’s about a modern popular London lad that is in a relationship. However, he has options to move on with other relationships and life in general, but he doesn’t have the courage to leave her because she puts his wrongs to right when times are tough. Furthermore, he puts himself in a tricky/dirty situation and cheats behind her back”.
‘Dreaming’ “This is a song I wrote about a boy and a girl who have once been in a relationship. I tried to base it on the fact that a break up may be hard for both people, but if it’s needed it is the best thing for both. I have had a similar experience to this and I felt that I didn’t want it to be a typical break-up song where it’s just regret, I wanted the listener to hear the reasons why it’s happened and to understand or relate to the lyrics and meanings”.
‘I danced with you’ “The main concept of this song is the feeling you get when you begin falling for a friend you have been close with for years, and then you begin showing these emotions to them and all you are getting is nothing in return”.
‘Look at me’ “These lyrics evolve around our life, starting a new school, making new friends and all the ups and downs of daily life. We know that there are so many more amazing artists out there who are also in the same boat as us but we really just want to show you what we can achieve together as a team”.
If you think you have what it takes to write a hit song – click here to enter our Young Songwriter 2015 competition!