Mare Wakefield & Nomad

How often does the music change the direction of the lyrics as the song comes together?

Mare Wakefield & Nomad responded on 02/18/2019

For me, if something needs to change, I'd usually look for changing the music to fit the lyrics. However, it could certainly happen the other way too. I guess it would depend on the songwriter, and what they give more "weight" to. For example, since I tend to be a story-oriented "word" person, I'd rather look at changing the music to fit the lyrics. But a more music-focused writer would probably rather change the lyrics if they had a chord progression or melody that they loved... Great questions! :-D

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