Write a song inspired by a book, movie, or TV show | Songwriting Club

Sometimes, inspiration is hard to come by.

For whatever reason, your life and your surroundings aren’t giving you that creative spark you need to make art. This is a great time to turn to other sources of storytelling – books, movies, plays, and TV shows!

There have been a few times in my life when I’ve read or watched something that made me feel some type of way and I decided to pull inspiration from it instead of my own life.

This week, let’s switch things up and write a song around a book, movie play or TV show that gave you an emotional response – positive, negative, humorous, etc.

As an example, I pulled a song from my archives that I wrote after reading the book, Valley of the Dolls. No judgement!

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 June 12th. We’re looking forward to hearing what you create!

May 29, 2020

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