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17 minutes ago, Augmented said:

Let’s just hope I don’t serve “Navy Mind”x6 :oh:

 

Stand by Yebba probably has some of my favourite lyrics ever tbh:

When you went away
Moonlight took the day
Stars and darkness all collided in the loneliest of space
When you went away
My universe divided
All that's left is the matter of asking myself
Will you stand?

 

 

Lovely imagery! Astral imagery has definitely been utilised to great success in past tournaments, including our own 8thPrince's "Fraternite" from last season.

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18 minutes ago, XO_Life said:

1. Tell us a little about yourself (preferred name, pronouns, etc.)

Ryan, 27 years old, He/Him, Single, Gay

 

2. What is your previous experience with songwriting?

I have written some lyrics in order to work on my mental health

 

3. Who are your favourite artists, songwriters, and/or both?

Rihanna, Sia, Taylor Swift, Bebe Rexha

 

4. What are your favourite lyrics, and the best written songs in your opinion?

You call me up again just to break me like a promise, so casually cruel in the Name of being honest, I am a crumbled up piece of paper lying here and I remember it all too well. :gaycat1:

 

 

5. What are some of your main sources of creative inspiration?

Clubbing, Dancing, Mental Health struggles... basically crying in the club

 

6. Lastly, feel free to share some examples of your writing!

:gaygacat6:

 

Welcome! I'll add you to the sign-ups list. "All Too Well" really is a songwriter's classic—it even inspired a whole challenge last season of Golden Hit, the "ATW10MVTVFTV" challenge, in which writers had to write a long-form song (500+ words). Looking forward to seeing what you have to offer!

 

15 minutes ago, Gavin. said:

 

 

Haven’t wrote a song in ages if we’re being honest but down to get that part of my mind back in action! Here’s to flopping yasssss
 

1. Julia Fox

2. Euterpe

3. Legend E

4. hurricane326

5. Jack!

6. Remmy

7. Allday

8. TruGemini

9. Temporal

10. Achilles.
11. Hooker Barbie
12. Better Mistakes
13. Gavin.

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Oh wow, I definitely remember seeing your name submit for one of the past writing tournaments. Were you around for the Platinum Hit days, by any chance? Good to see you regardless, and thanks for signing up!

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1. Tell us a little about yourself (preferred name, pronouns, etc.)

Dan, he/him. Legend E or E both also work tho idc

2. What is your previous experience with songwriting?

I feel it has started since primary school, but obviously got better with age and with me discovering more sources of inspiration + getting more life experience

3. Who are your favourite artists, songwriters, and/or both?

Kelly Clarkson and Madonna are my two absolute faves. I actually feel both are excellent and very underrated songwriters. I feel both have their specific way of emoting as well, which I have not found in many other artists. Dido, Sarah McLachlan, Alanis, Cyndi, Mariah, Florence, Lorde, Lana, Kacey are also some of my favourite songwriters/artists.

4. What are your favourite lyrics, and the best written songs in your opinion?

Hands Clean, Sally's Pigeons, Drowned World (Substitute for Love), Irvine, Grafton Street, Outside, Writer in the Dark are some of the best written songs from the girlies listed above.

5. What are some of your main sources of creative inspiration?

Life generally and the emotional intensity at which I kind of live every (sad) thing that happens to me. But it also comes from any album/series/films I like at the time.

6. Lastly, feel free to share some examples of your writing!

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2 hours ago, Aurora said:

"how does it feel to be sad and ****** up and lonely at the same time now that I left you here alone with your poor mind?" :jonny3:

I think "Chained" is a fitting title honestly, but I also like "Scene". Hmm, perhaps one in parentheses could work i.e. "Chained (Scene)". :matty:

I realize “Not Chained” works better tbh

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1. Tell us a little about yourself (preferred name, pronouns, etc.)

Ben, 21, he/him, gay

 

2. What is your previous experience with songwriting?

I have been writing since I was fifteen

 

3. Who are your favourite artists, songwriters, and/or both?

Lady Gaga, Carly Rae Jepsen, Florence + the Machine, Joanna Newson, Joni Mitchell, Fiona Apple

 

4. What are your favourite lyrics, and the best written songs in your opinion?

The tap of hangers
Swaying in the closet —
Unburdened hooks
And empty drawers —
And everywhere I tried to love you
Is yours again
And only yours

 

- Does Not Suffice, Joanna Newsom

 

 

5. What are some of your main sources of creative inspiration?

My life experience

 

6. Lastly, feel free to share some examples of your writing!

 

I can almost see the horizon
From this seat I couldn't have a better view
I can see the sun broil down into the ocean
Its last luminous entrails fading into the blue

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1. Tell us a little about yourself (preferred name, pronouns, etc.)

My name is Jack, in 26 from Scotland. He/him!

 

2. What is your previous experience with songwriting?

I've been writing seriously for the last maybe 12 or so years? I was always a music head growing up and went on to study contemporary music at college where I got involved in bands and then onto my own stuff. I was in a heavy metal band (:skull:) so was never too sure about lyricism and a lot of what I was writing was instrumental and the lyrics were an afterthought, but I pushed myself when I was writing my own music to be more creative in that sense and it payed since I won PH4 many moons ago. It's something I love to do and have always found it a good way to express myself.

 

3. Who are your favourite artists, songwriters, and/or both?

My music selection is pretty eclectic. I love pop music, some of my favourite pop artists are Lady Gaga, Carly Rae Jepsen, Josef Salvat, Mika, Beyoncé, Kylie Minogue. However when it comes to my own writing inspirations sonically I've always loved classic rock/metal and their songwriting techniques and draw a lot of inspiration from that. Acts like Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, Kiss, Scorpion, Ratt. More examples of artists too that would be HAIM and someone like Poppy. A great merge of genres that's pulled off well.

 

4. What are your favourite lyrics, and the best written songs in your opinion?

"I don't know where to begin, there's too many things that I can't remember. I disappeared like a trend, in the hum of the 5 in the early morning" / "And I guess it's not a failure we could help, and we'll both go on to get lonely with someone else." Both from a song called 'No Room in Frame' by Death Cab for Cutie. Lovely song and always hits me when I hear it.

 

5. What are some of your main sources of creative inspiration?

It can come from anything really, it depends on what I've been going through/am going through at any given time. Also sometimes just for the fun it. It can be good to clear your head if you just maybe wanna write about something inanimate or about a false story. Can be cathartic haha.

 

6. Lastly, feel free to share some examples of your writing!

I'm a bit skittish sharing these here since I know they're recordings rather than lyrics. Some from my old metal band called Baw Deep In Love (PLEASE ignore the screechy singing and bad mixing, I think we payed about £100 to make this and it shows in the quality :skull: Also the crude lyrical content and the fact I'm playing straight here lol) and another that's more subdued called Be Mine. And here's an acoustically ballad I wrote myself called Broken. I'll also share this, it's the lyrics I wrote in the last round of PH4 which I wrote into a song, which isn't that great, but anyway here you go it's called 18 Years.

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1. Tell us a little about yourself (preferred name, pronouns, etc.)

Im Marnie (Marnstar), but everyone calls me allday or Sempitneral 

Im a she, taken, from Australia and straight.

 

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2. What is your previous experience with songwriting?

Back in high school (mind you this was over a decade ago now) when I was bored I wrote my own songs in school. How I was feeling kinda like a diary. I also used to play create a label and sometimes had to write my own songs for that.

 

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Im probably going to be terrible at it but I'm joining and giving it a go just for fun.

 

 

3. Who are your favourite artists, songwriters, and/or both?

 

My favourite singers/artiste & they write there own songs. Is allday (Tom gaynor) can tell he writes all his songs and about his life growing up. Think it's where I got inspired to sign up for this game.

 

Also Denis Stoff, Machine Gun Kelly, huddy.

are other boys I stan.

 

With pop girls it always changes my main is rihanna but we all know she's retired. 

 

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4. What are your favourite lyrics, and the best written songs in your opinion?

 

My favourite lyrics is from love is dead by kerli I remember singing the chrous love is dead, love is gone, love don't live here anymore all through my teenage life. Since I've never had luck with love. I always felt related to it.

 

Same with how do you love someone Ashley Tisdale. Just the parts where rather never showed my mum love, mum never held daddy's hand.  It was just my pure childlife around that time is when I slowly started to write my own in class. 

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5. What are some of your main sources of creative inspiration?

6. Lastly, feel free to share some examples of your writing!

 

Im going in completely fresh. Im the type that writes in the moment and how im feeling. So just gotta wait and see. 

 

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5 hours ago, Aurora said:

Oh boy things just got REAL interesting now. :eek: Come to snatch another title? Score a few more #1 hits? Get that coveted 9+ scoring opus?

 

Side note: I was reading our purposeful pop collab "Pyramid" a short while ago and we kinda served, definitely too ahead of its time for certain people I think!

 

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I forgot about Pyramids, an AP English classic!

 

I'm just hoping to write something that will age well since a lot of my content reads like ass now :laugh: 

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5 hours ago, XO_Life said:

1. Tell us a little about yourself (preferred name, pronouns, etc.)

Ryan, 27 years old, He/Him, Single, Gay

 

2. What is your previous experience with songwriting?

I have written some lyrics in order to work on my mental health

 

3. Who are your favourite artists, songwriters, and/or both?

Rihanna, Sia, Taylor Swift, Bebe Rexha

 

4. What are your favourite lyrics, and the best written songs in your opinion?

You call me up again just to break me like a promise, so casually cruel in the Name of being honest, I am a crumbled up piece of paper lying here and I remember it all too well. :gaycat1:

 

 

5. What are some of your main sources of creative inspiration?

Clubbing, Dancing, Mental Health struggles... basically crying in the club

 

6. Lastly, feel free to share some examples of your writing!

:gaygacat6:

 

 

5 hours ago, Gavin. said:

 

 

Haven’t wrote a song in ages if we’re being honest but down to get that part of my mind back in action! Here’s to flopping yasssss
 

1. Julia Fox

2. Euterpe

3. Legend E

4. hurricane326

5. Jack!

6. Remmy

7. Allday

8. TruGemini

9. Temporal

10. Achilles.
11. Hooker Barbie
12. Better Mistakes
13. Gavin.

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Welcome! Thank you for signing up :heart:

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5 hours ago, Julia Fox said:

Also love Lorde, Shakira and Lily Allen because I love how they have her own songwriting style and make it work because it’s all

so authentic and unique. That’s the mark I want to reach with my songwriting.

This is actually really interesting, I think I can definitely see some of their influence in your writing from last season! Love it

 

5 hours ago, Julia Fox said:

5. What are some of your main sources of creative inspiration?

Right now is my personal life. A month ago I realized that the past three years for me have been very chaotic and I don’t mean that in a bad way. I mean a lot has happened and still is. I can say songwriting has helped me a lot to find what I have been through and without it I couldn’t even have been able to realize how many things have happened in my life since 2019. Really the most intense, skillful and unexpected moments of my entire life 

I really like your outlook that even if life might have been chaotic it doesn’t necessarily always have to go in a bad way. I think this could make great inspiration for some songs!

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5 hours ago, Augmented said:

Me signing up with absolutely no creative motivation at the moment :dies:

 

Hopefully the challenges we have planned might be able to provide some inspiration :lakitu:

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Will have to reply to the rest tomorrow but I’m loving reading everybody’s introductions :bird:

 

First challenge will also be posted tomorrow! 

:fish::giraffe::swan::chick2::pig::hippo::duck::kitty::pancake::squirrel::ducky::sats::johnald:

 

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Too many posts to quote, so let me just use tags instead!

@Legend E: We loved seeing you write from a place of personal experience last season, I definitely think that is a strong suit of yours! You certainly know how to channel those personal emotive experiences into song well.

 

@Julia Fox: Ooh, I like that title better too honestly!

 

@hurricane326: Good to see you back! If your work this season is anything like that teaser we're certainly in for a treat. :duca:

 

@Jack!: Welcome back! Another Scottish writer, we have to stan. :clap3: I can also relate to not necessarily taking strong songwriting inspiration from the artists you listen to most—I love basic pop but don't consider that to be my go-to writing style (anymore, anyway!) Looking forward to listening after work.

 

@Allday: I love that you're joining for fun! At the end of the day we're all amateurs here (well, most of us) and having fun and helping in any way we can is the main goal. "How Do You Love Someone" is a great underrated track! Ms. Beaton snapped writing that one.

 

@Temporal: Forgotten?! The disrespect. Living up to its name, it has stood the test of time and remains as relevant as ever, I'd say, AP English level lyricism aside! Sounds like you're a little hard on your past work, I'm sure a lot of it still reads wonderfully, as will your new works. :alexz3:

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I kinda want to join again, but I have commitment issues :dancehall3:

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13 minutes ago, JonginBey said:

I kinda want to join again, but I have commitment issues :dancehall3:

Luckily the format is built with that in mind, we don't hold it against you if you have to pop in and out between rounds, or even if you want to submit for the first time in Round 6! :giraffe:

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my non-committal ass is signing up with 20% inspiration

let me just do rap the whole season 

 

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1. Tell us a little about yourself (preferred name, pronouns, etc.)

i'm Astro, he/they, and i'm from the us :heart:

2. What is your previous experience with songwriting?

i've been writing songs since i was like, 15 (they were awful, i cringe in hindsight) and i've basically been doing it ever since. i wouldn't say i'm great at it, especially when i have severe writer's block, but i like to think some **** HITS when i'm feeling it

3. Who are your favourite artists, songwriters, and/or both?

so, normally, i'd say predominantly singers, but lately, idk, i'm not resonating with too many anymore so their songwriting don't do it for me anymore. now, i'm leaning more into rappers like megan thee stallion, tupac, biggie, lil kim, big sean and kendrick. but if i gotta pick some singers, then i'm leaning to summer walker, jhene aiko, kehlani and halsey

4. What are your favourite lyrics, and the best written songs in your opinion?

so like, currently, i'm obsessed with not nice by megan because it's a scathing ass song with no holds barred; but bitter or 4th baby mama by summer walker, bad news by kehlani, jukai by jhene aiko, and a generic response, but anything from to pimp a butterfly. it's so masterfully written

5. What are some of your main sources of creative inspiration?

nature is a big one for me lmao. but also, when i can feel a song resonate, the topic opens like a chakra for me and it just kinda flows out

6. Lastly, feel free to share some examples of your writing!

issa lil explicit but..

 

 

I don't wanna call this love,
I like the physical, it's more than enough,
You an addict, so dramatic, think that head gone static,
Ski mask, baby, put it on me when you ride,
We can fulfill every fantasy in our minds,
***** so wet, I call it my waterfall, and go for a swim,
Can you arch that back the way I want, not askin' on a whim,
Face-down, ass up, got that practice, I know, baby, 
Don't wanna think about her, this is just you and me,
Keep it secret, but you a little too loud for it to be,
I see the way you look, baby, the eyes roll back,
Can you let me **** you and put it on Snapchat? oh,

 

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I will try it. I am always flopping but let me just be a cute filler.

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Haven't written for a while again but I loved how relaxed the format is so will give it a try! 

 

1. Julia Fox

2. Euterpe

3. Legend E

4. hurricane326

5. Jack!

6. Remmy

7. Allday

8. TruGemini

9. Temporal

10. Achilles.
11. Hooker Barbie
12. Better Mistakes
13. Gavin.

14. CountryBritney

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Hi! I may give this a try since it's been so long and I really missed it 

1. Julia Fox

2. Euterpe

3. Legend E

4. hurricane326

5. Jack!

6. Remmy

7. Allday

8. TruGemini

9. Temporal

10. Achilles.
11. Hooker Barbie
12. Better Mistakes
13. Gavin.

14. CountryBritney

15. FCKNAmbrosia

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7 hours ago, 8thPrince said:

Luckily the format is built with that in mind, we don't hold it against you if you have to pop in and out between rounds, or even if you want to submit for the first time in Round 6! :giraffe:

Well, hard to argue with that :gaycat6:

 

1. Julia Fox

2. Euterpe

3. Legend E

4. hurricane326

5. Jack!

6. Remmy

7. Allday

8. TruGemini

9. Temporal

10. Achilles.
11. Hooker Barbie
12. Better Mistakes
13. Gavin.

14. CountryBritney

15. FCKNAmbrosia

16. JonginBey

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1. Tell us a little about yourself (preferred name, pronouns, etc.)

You can call me whatever you want :gaycat3:. He/Him

2. What is your previous experience with songwriting?

Participated in some Platinum Hit seasons and that's it. More like a poetry guy (but with a fickle inspiration)

3. Who are your favourite artists, songwriters, and/or both?

 Lana Del Rey, Fiona Apple, Kate Bush, Frank Ocean, Rosalia, Bjork, Lorde, St. Vincent, The Weeknd, Wolf Alice, Beach House, Taylor Swift, HAIM, Weyes Blood, Father John Misty, FKA twigs, Jessie Ware, Phoebe Bridgers, Florence Welch and many more 

4. What are your favourite lyrics, and the best written songs in your opinion?

 One of my faves rn: 

"Primal and naked
You dream of walls that hold us imprisoned
It's just a skull, least that's what they call it
And we're free to roam"

-"White Ferrari" by Frank Ocean

 

 

5. What are some of your main sources of creative inspiration?

My life because my work is kinda always autobigraphical. But lately I've been inspired by astrology, nature and Romanian folklore

6. Lastly, feel free to share some examples of your writing!

Here is the last thing I had written


 

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Trespassing

 

Just because you built a home

Using my resources

You think you're entitled to call me 

Your property. 

 

You're wrong. 

 

You don't know nothing

 

You don't know 

Where I start, 

Where I end

You're just a trespasser 

Lost in my mist. 

 

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1. Tell us a little about yourself (preferred name, pronouns, etc.)

I'm Jackson, I'm 26, live in the US, etc etc :foxaylove3:

2. What is your previous experience with songwriting?

I've been writing for as long as I can remember. I've participated in ATRL songwriting competitions off and on since 2014 as a contestant, host, and judge. I also play piano and guitar and sing. I have an EP that you can listen to here (and working on another currently).

3. Who are your favourite artists, songwriters, and/or both?

I've been really into Scandinavian artists lately - LEON is my current fave. More long term, my favorite writers have been Kacey Musgraves (I love her wordplay and the way she writes about love and small town life), Skylar Grey (the juxtaposition of her dark lyrics with light, airy vocals and production), and Katy Perry (more conceptually than lyrically - she brings a bright, colorful, explosive concept to life like no one else in pop). 

4. What are your favourite lyrics, and the best written songs in your opinion?

Yada, yada, yah, yada, yada, yah-yah
Yada, yada, yada, bom-bom, kah-kah
Blastin' on that, blast on that a-
Fan me quick, girl, I need my glass

:jonny5:

5. What are some of your main sources of creative inspiration?

Typically my own personal life, or thinking about how other people might live in other places in the world. 

6. Lastly, feel free to share some examples of your writing!

Links to all my lyrics from past competitions are linked here!

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16 hours ago, Legend E said:

Kelly Clarkson and Madonna are my two absolute faves. I actually feel both are excellent and very underrated songwriters. I feel both have their specific way of emoting as well, which I have not found in many other artists.

Very true, both iconic queens. :clap3:

All I Ever Wanted album of the century tbh!

 

15 hours ago, hurricane326 said:

I can almost see the horizon
From this seat I couldn't have a better view
I can see the sun broil down into the ocean
Its last luminous entrails fading into the blue

Is this from a full song or a working idea? It’s very nice :chick2:

 

15 hours ago, Jack! said:

I'm a bit skittish sharing these here since I know they're recordings rather than lyrics. Some from my old metal band called Baw Deep In Love (PLEASE ignore the screechy singing and bad mixing, I think we payed about £100 to make this and it shows in the quality :skull: Also the crude lyrical content and the fact I'm playing straight here lol) and another that's more subdued called Be Mine. And here's an acoustically ballad I wrote myself called Broken. I'll also share this, it's the lyrics I wrote in the last round of PH4 which I wrote into a song, which isn't that great, but anyway here you go it's called 18 Years.

Omg I am so here for this :jonny4: king of metal. I’m listening to the songs right now and I actually really like them, so interesting to see somebody with a background like this, I love it!

 

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I am back and cannot wait!! :celestial:

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