Write a song about an ex | Songwriting Club

Love is hard.

Sometimes you don’t get it right, and that’s how exes are created. Even though they’re the absolute worst, they’re still very valuable – aside from learning and growing as a person and all that nonsense, they also happen to provide the best source material for music. Gregorian chant is cool and all, but I don’t even know how music was created without exes!

On that note, let’s dive into this week’s Songwriting Club prompt: write a song about an ex, a heartbreak, etc.

Here’s my example:

Although it’s not a requirement, if you used a sound you found on Splice Sounds, let us know! If you want to use Splice Sounds in your song but don’t have an account, get your first month free with the code songwriting.

If you’re feeling proud of your tune or you’re looking for some feedback, upload it to the Splice community, SoundCloud, YouTube, Bandcamp, etc., and toss the link in the comments below. Before you share, just make sure you’re following these guidelines:

  1. Make sure your track aligns with the prompt – it should be something that you’ve specifically written in response to this blog post.
  2. No promotional posts – no links to contests, social media pages, etc.
  3. Comment on at least one other person’s song before you go – even if it seems small to you, your praise or critique can make a transformative impact on someone else’s craft.
  4. Give a quick summary of your goals for your song – asking for feedback on specific aspects (ex. the lyrics, chord progression, etc.) is also recommended!

Check back in for your next prompt on April 17th. We can’t wait to hear what you create!

April 3, 2020

Katie Smith Katie is an Artist Marketing Manager at Splice and a singer / songwriter under the moniker Lewis Lane.