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Katelyn Duran / Blog

Lyrics vs Music

What comes first to you as a songwriter, lyrics or music?

Doug Dickens
Doug Dickens  (about 2 years ago)

Sometimes the words come first but more often they happen simultaneously which is a real rush. I just did my first collaboration on a song Little by Little where Melsi sent me the lyric and i put the music to them. It was a real rush doing that.
I have written a few songs where the title came first ... Anywhere But Here is one of them.

kloudworks  (over 1 year ago)

Most of the time: Lyrics. Which is not very practical since I never write myown lyrics. So I always need to bang down others' doors to please help me with text so that I can think of the music:) Interesting question btw. Cheers ~ kappi

Jose Carlos Agustin CHARLY
Jose Carlos Agustin CHARLY  (12 months ago)

It depends..in my case in every song is different..some first the lyrics, some the tunes and some both at the same time..CHARLY