Did you know that @alliemoss and I have a blog about songwriting? Every week we’re posting a variety of content like interviews, mini-challenges, recommendations and musings about creativity and art. .
We also host songwriting workshops, but are taking a little break while Allie hits the road with @ingridmichaelson . .
If you’re a pro songwriter, a hobbyist, or if you have aspirations to write songs, we think our blog has something to help inspire you.
Check it out (link in my bio). . . And while you’re there, sign our mailing list to get alerted whenever we post a new blog! 🤩
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The power of a well-crafted metaphor can turn an ordinary story into a work of art. .
In the same way that a painting or a movie score can convey an emotion without completely spelling it out, a metaphor can add layers of depth, color and perspective that can be really hard to get at with more literal language.
It’s one thing to say “I’m too strong to be hurt by you.” It’s another thing to say “You shoot me down but I won’t fall. I am titanium.” (@davidguetta ft. @siamusic)
A good metaphor makes you FEEL what the author is saying rather than just COMPREHEND it. .
Read today’s blog post to see how you can use metaphors in your songs and why @deathcabforcutie‘s “Transatlantacism” gets it so right. .
Link in our bio.
He was saying these words for 15 minutes before I figured out it was God Only Knows and now I’m officially dead. Bye bye.
Check out this new jam @jennyowenyoungs and I wrote together! Well done and congrats to all the talented people involved (see below). 😴🚎 #Repost @jennyowenyoungs with @get_repost
New! Freakin! Song! 🦇 “Dreaming on the Bus” written with @bessrogers, produced by Jake Sinclair with addt’l production by @j.sinclair + @justinjames, engineered by @suzyshinn, mixed by @j.sinclair, mastered by @jettgalindo at @bakerymastering, art by @devanpower, emotional support courtesy of @rachandstuff. Listen on Spotify + Apple Music + everywhere else (links in bio)!
My beautiful mama and newborn baby Bess.
Went for a little moonlight kayak with my man. Being out on the river in the pitch black was pretttttttty special. If you’re in Nashville, I highly recommend this! Hosted by Leslie through @airbnbexperiences.
If you haven’t snuggled with a baby donkey lately, I HIGHLY recommend it. #riverthedonkey
Great writing days make my heart happy. Thanks @alliemoss & @j4given!
Day 2 of Orion being in school has hit me much harder. Day 1 was so new, I was just anxious and then busy and cranky & honestly I think kind of in shock. Today I feel like I’m missing a limb. Or a lung. Or 95.5% of my heart. We’ve been apart before, but this just feels different! Any parents out there know what I mean?
Raise your hand if you’ve ever been trapped in a barn during an extremely repetitive game of peek-a-boo with nothing to do but take moody selfies between the peeks/boos? #momlife
@jennyowenyoungs, @chriskuffner & I made a record! Vega provided moral support and ancient cat wisdom.