When trying to craft a song that will stand out from the pack, many artists will often try to force intricacies that ultimately detract from the overall piece. Here we look at three things to keep in mind when composing your next song that can prevent you from overdoing it.
In this recent piece, originally appearing on MusicThinkTank, Mylène Besançon provides some songwriting advice on keeping it simple the next time you put pen to paper.
"Keeping this basic song structure in your head is the easiest way to ensure your songs stay simple and are easy to digest by the audience. Most popular songs that are highly listened to use this basic construction, which can come in the form of verse - chorus - verse - chorus - bridge - chorus for example. You can even drop the bridge for some songs or add a 'pre-chorus' if needed."