PROMPT: Write a song in a different tone (emotion) than you’re used to writing in.
This prompt comes from the fact that when I look over my songs, almost all of them have Am and E in them. In other words, they are usually sad, slow, and dark. Not always, but usually. Today, the goal is to try your hand at a different sort of song than you’re used to writing. Try learning a new chord and then work out a new chord progression with it into a song.
SONG OF THE DAY: Ghost on the Shore
Lord Huron is a band I discovered around December and they are pretty fabulous. This album, Lonesome Dreams, made a lot of best of 2012 lists.
Their music is what I like to describe as what would happen if Peter Gabriel and Paul Simon had a love child. In the West. This song is the one of theirs I like the most at the moment.
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