Write something that feels small | Songwriting Club

We’ve all heard the phrase ‘less is more,’ but what about ‘small is big?’

As a vocalist, I love to belt it out and sing as loud as I can, but that doesn’t necessarily translate to a bigger or more powerful message. Sometimes, it’s the ‘small’ (for lack of a better term) tracks that suck you in in an intimate and intense way that creates more impact than any epic song.

On that note, let’s dive into this week’s Songwriting Club prompt: write a song that feels small.

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 October 30th. We’re looking forward to hearing what you create!

October 16, 2020

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