Most of my music can be described as somber. But, I would also like to think that it can be empowering too; for those who may be in a similar situation the song covers. The character in all my songs is strong, powerful, and loving- at least that’s how I see it.
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Band Name: Caspain Writer
Song name: Falling From the top
Music Genre: “Sadcore”, Pop
I currently live in Bellevue, Washington.
This song is about struggling with self-identity and mental health issues. There’s a child who has grown up in this picture perfect home with a loving family and environment but they still feel like they are losing themselves. When they are forced to go into therapy for mental health treatment, they find that even though their home is a loving and safe place, they end up liking being away from home. I’ll leave the interpretation up to you as to why this may be. Towards the end of the song, it is revealed that this picture perfect family presented to the audience at the begin of the song actually isn’t so perfect. This song represents a strong, loving and passionate character that I think a lot of people will be able to relate to.
Most of my music can be described as somber. But, I would also like to think that it can be empowering too; for those who may be in a similar situation the song covers.
I tend to write music that covers heavy and or what I like to call the “forbidden topics.” The forbidden topics are ones that parents, adults, and schools fail to educate youth on.
So, when I write music I take on a character, someone who isn’t me but someone I embody. I become the character when I’m writing the song, and to do this I have to research. I’ll spend a lot of time throughout the day reading stories and becoming my character. Just like an actress, I try to feel every pain and every hardship my character may experience.
I’m not yet that good at writing music, but I hope one day I can make others feel like the actor/actress playing the same character when they listen to my music.
The character in all my songs is strong, powerful, and loving- at least that’s how I see it. I’m not sure what I want to call this character yet, but I know I want it to also represent a part of me. Regardless, I do sometimes to a very limited degree, write about topics I have experienced or have had experience with, in my personal life.
I would say all of my music represents the direction I want to be heading in. This is not to say all of my music is good, because it’s far from perfect.
But I am saying that I want all of my music to be raising awareness towards a cause. Whether it be bullying, depression, suicide, PTSD, and any other mental and or physical health detriment. I think emotion is the best way to connect with others, and music is a perfect way to convey that emotion.
I’m still very young and inexperienced in the field of music. Over the time I’ve been working on music, I haven’t gotten much professional advice that has really impacted me. I mix, write, sing and record all my songs on my own. So my knowledge is very narrow-minded on what I know and what I have learned. I still have a lot more to learn from others and I look forward to it.
I think the best advice I’ve gotten in general is not to give up on my dreams.
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