Although there is no specific way to write a song or a guide you could follow yet for songwriters making an impact through their music isn’t easy. To approach the masses, it’s a good idea to take note of the changing trends in songwriting. To connect to the audience or to be able to fulfill the listener’s expectations. Here are some noteworthy songwriting trends you need to keep in mind before you start on your lyrics.
The Resurgence of Acoustic Music
Acoustic music might be classified under-recording and production of the song though the songwriters initiated the idea of falling back to acoustic instruments. To put a cherry on the cake, various songwriters set the mood by playing a few chords on the piano or guitar before they get started with their song.
An acoustic guitar has been popularly featured in many mainstream songs lately. To cite examples, the two most-watched videos of songs on Youtube, “Shape of You” and ” Despacito” both feature acoustic guitar.
This particular trend has been there for a while but has never been as popular as it is now. It seems that songs that have more than five songwriters credited are always showing up on the Billboard Top10 charts.
The Charm of Unusual Chord Progression
This trend is signified by embracing unique or complex chord progression. Moving away from the standard chord progression always provides an element of surprise to the ears. Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next” is an excellent example of this trend.
No more millennial whoop
Talking about trends, previous decades popular trend millennial whoop was performed by Katy Perry, Chris Brown, Carly Rae Jepsen, and many more. Regardless of its success, many considered this trend to be displeasing, and hence, it couldn’t make it to the patterns of this decade.
Choosing the trends that would be right for your song is always will benefit you. Patterns could be both advantageous and disadvantageous to you, hence pay attention to the songwriting trends and keep them in your mind next time you are writing a song.