Write a song that incorporates foley | Songwriting Club

It’s November – how many people have made a pun around fall foley-age?

Just me? Cool.

I love the sound of foley, from crunching leaves to footsteps to glass shattering to paper crumpling. In music, foley can offer a unique substitution to traditional sounds like kicks and snares, or provide amazing supplemental textures to your tracks.

On that note, let’s dive into this week’s Songwriting Club prompt: add some foley sounds to the track you’re working on. 

Here’s what I came up with:

      

I wanted to participate in last week’s prompt, so you’ll notice that the melody in the verse hovers around one note!

Digging these sounds? Check out this Collection to get your hands on some of the samples that were used in the track. Although it’s not a requirement, if you used some foley 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 December 13th, or enter your email address below to receive future Songwriting Club prompts straight in your inbox the day they come out:

November 15, 2019

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