Spring has sprung. The forsythia is in full flower, the daffodils are delightfully bright and everywhere buds are starting to bloom.
For me, however, songwriting is decidedly still experiencing the winter blahs. For the first time in years, I’ve written nothing — literally, not one lyric — since before autumn leaves started to gently drift to the ground.
True, I’ve been quite busy. There was the new album I recorded in October and released in January. There have been the many gigs, near and far, as well as radio promotion and booking efforts. Oh, and course there’s my day job as a freelance marketing writer — after a couple of months of doing nothing but music, I had to get my *%$#& together and make some real money, pronto.
Still, I miss songwriting. I’ve got a bunch of new melodies on tap and nothing to show for it lyrically. I don’t like it. I don’t feel like myself this way. I feel like I’ve been hibernating and running at top speed at the same time. I want to slow down, smell the scent of spring, and start singing new songs.
So, I’m hoping for the rebirth of my songwriting this season, like the rebirth of everything else during this season…the flowers, the trees, the grass. The buds of what will turn into summertime blooms are just starting to reach up to the sun and the sky. I hope I can start to reach and stretch into a new season of songwriting after many months of creative slumber.
How about you? Is your songwriting ready to spring to life?