Note from the editorSongwriting

January Lyric Writing Challenge!

A fresh year has just started and this is the perfect time for a reset! Going back to a blank page and starting over. I am not saying that you shouldn´t continue building upon last year´s achievements and all those lessons learned, but rather I would like to challenge you to try out new things in order to explore unknown territories.

If you are like me, you probably love writing songs that stem from your emotions and real life experiences and often times we write the most beautiful songs, when we are hurt!

Just look at Youtube or the single charts, and you will find tons of songs about hearts broken, lost love, depression, insecurities and the like.

It is good to get these things out, to be vulnerable and open about it, but this January I challenge you, to write only positive, life-affirming and hopeful lyrics!

Why is that?  Because I believe that positive songs can be just as striking and real and turn things around for people!

Instead of the “Misery loves company” mindset, we will go for “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”

Let´s write songs that are encouraging! This doesn´t mean you can´t make references to an actual heartbreak, but try to turn things around and find the bright side of things!

Try to make people smile!

Let´s empower each other!

Who is in?
If you want to join, feel free to share your lyric bits and pieces on Instagram with the hashtag #happysongchallenge . I cannot wait to see what you come up with!


Cheers and Happy January!