Songwriting and song creation has really become a form of secret therapy for me. I can express and portray things that I normally wouldn’t feel comfortable talking to other people about. Not only do I take comfort in the lyrics that I write, but also in the music that I sing them to.
It’s become a way for me to preserve a special memories – kind of like how some people press flowers in a book to remember an occasion. I’ll write about the moment and I know that I will be able to look back and remember that exact time in my life and how I was feeling. It’s something that has helped me cope with frustration, anger and anxiety in this crazy world of friends, relationships and life.
I mean let’s face it, I’m a teenager and I personally overthink things and I go through 44 different emotions in an hour. There’s a lot to write about!
Lots of people ask me where my song ideas come from. Inspiration can come to me at any time and any place: whether I’m lying in bed at 4am thinking about life or waiting in line at Chipotle, melodies and lyrics just flash through my mind. The lyrics that I write are often inspired by life events that are happening to me and around me, things that have happened to people I know, or even just whatever fits the melody the best.
The beautiful thing about lyrics is that you never know who is listening who could be going through a similar experience, and who could be touched by what I wrote. Without coming face-to-face, the universe connects us without even knowing. And I, in turn, get inspired by them sharing their experience of how the song reaches them! I am sure I get so much more from them than they ever get from me.
I think everyone has a way of expressing themselves, whether it’s through their appearance, dancing, music, or even movies. Writing songs is my form of expression and it’s exciting to have people share my life journey, but it’s also crazy-scary because I’m bearing my private thoughts to the world, and I know I am opening myself up to judgement.
I overcome this fear by knowing that somewhere around the world someone will understand me, and even if just one person gets it, I’m okay with that. Writing songs will always be a part of my life and my promise to my followers is that I will always keep it real.
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