"Julie makes a mockery of Songwriting Challenge by submitting a parody." That's the headline I'm imagining for my blog entry this week. And I will tell you why very shortly.
First let me mention that I did my first co-write ever this week, with Roger Beckett- had a great time and made some progress on a song idea for the Week 1 challenge. We are hoping to get that song finished and submitted for Matt Dusk's consideration by the end of this 6-week challenge, which is the final deadline.
We were also assigned to write another kind of song this week, and that's what I did- even if I'm a few hours late in finishing it and it is in very rough demo form. Given more time I would continue editing this song and probably make some major changes- but since I'm already past the deadline I just wanted to get it done. I consider this one of the songs that I have to get out in order to keep developing my writing skills and eventually write a song that is good. I wouldn't submit it in earnest to any artist, except possibly Weird Al Yancovic!
The goal was to write a catchy pop hit aimed at the teen demographic, in the vein of Selena Gomez or Demi Lovato. I'm afraid that my first lyric and melody inspiration turned this week's song into something that is not a serious submission, but a kind of parody of the type of song that we were asked to write. This was not my intention when I started, but I decided to go with the flow and see what happened. And yes, I belatedly realize that my hook resembles Katy Perry's Hot and Cold!
Here is a Soundcloud link to check it out- lyric posted there as well. All the best,