Ifs, ands, ors, buts

It’s incredibly important to be careful with conjunctions, or any connective words. What seems to be a word of trivial importance can throw off the feeling of what one is trying to convey. Years ago I heard a cover of Sam Cooke’s ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’ and someone took liberty with the lyric. Instead

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Let’s Talk About Slant Rhymes

You ask any arranger and chances are they will tell you when setting music to lyrics it’s important to give the words room to breath, creating space for them to rise, fall, and be accentuated during important moments. I see a striking similarity there to using pure rhymes to ensure that stanzas land properly. In

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Cinderella Banter #1

The ability for a song to tell a story when staged is incredible. Theirin lies the problem. This isn’t staged. The album is the thing. Stand alone, all for itself. Trying to stay true to the beauty of coming from a staging perspective while also being vague enough that it doesn’t end up esoteric with

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