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15 hours ago, Allday said:

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

This is not a bad way to look at it tbh, the game definitely has some competitive aspects but first and foremost it should be about having fun and anybody can join at any skill level with their songwriting! Hopefully the feedback we provide can help you feel more confident in your writing, and who knows, maybe you will even surprise yourself and do great! As long as you have fun and write true to yourself then that’s all that matters :bird:

 

10 hours ago, Astro said:

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

issa lil explicit but..

Wait this serve! Definitely here for rap if that’s what you want to go for, we actually had @TruGemini do really great in season one and even get a #1 with their rap entries, and we had some explicit songs place very high in rounds too so it’ll be interesting to see if the same happens this season :chick2:

 

8 hours ago, beatinglikeadrum said:

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

Ahh welcome back! With Golden Hit having no eliminations hopefully we can see more entries from you and explore your writing more :eddie:

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actually want to try this out so sign me up please :fountain:

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6 hours ago, CountryBritney said:

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

Omg welcome back! Very excited to see your writing again. Golden Hit definitely is more relaxed, so hope you find it a fun experience :heart:

 

4 hours ago, FCKNAmbrosia said:

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

Eek welcome back! It really has been forever, looking forward to seeing your writing again! :chick2:

 

4 hours ago, FCKNAmbrosia said:

Here is the last thing I had written

I really like this and think it seems very promising so far, would be very cool to see this idea explored more and fleshed out in a full song! 

 

57 minutes ago, DatChickDoe said:

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I am back and cannot wait!! :celestial:

Yaaas welcome back again! Looking forward to seeing what you write this season :smiley:

 

20 minutes ago, worldwide angel said:

actually want to try this out so sign me up please :fountain:

Welcome, thank you for signing up :heart2:

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

I don’t mind being called fountain, or my real name which is Lee, and I’m fine with any pronouns :gaycat2:

 

2. What is your previous experience with songwriting?

I’ve been taking part in songwriting games on here since 2014, and they’ve definitely been integral in helping improve my writing and develop my creativity. I started writing a few years before that but it was really through taking part in games like this, and then later judging and hosting them, which has made me a better writer. 
 

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

My favourite is Jonna Lee (iamamiwhoami / ionnalee), I’ve loved music forever but when I discovered her it really changed my perception of what music can be, and levels of creativity as a whole.

I also really love Amy Winehouse, Ryn Weaver, Lights, Maggie Rogers and Porter Robinson.

In pop girl terms I listen to Beyoncé, Kesha, Gaga and Kylie most. 
 

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

New Constellations by Ryn Weaver will probably always be one of my most favourite songs written, I also really love Turning Page by Sleeping at Last, Lilo and Chewing Cotton Wool by The Japanese House, fountain by iamamiwhoami and Where the Fence is Low by Lights.

 

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

Its hard for me to not write things that are directly related to or inspired by my life and my experiences, or my outlook on life. Even when I start writing something that doesn’t necessarily have the intention of being personal, it tends to end up being so because that it what feels most natural. I try to write things that I wish I could hear in music, things that I personally would connect with and think would resonate with likeminded people. 

 

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

This is the most recent song I have written, it is about where I am currently at with my creative journey:



Hat Off, Rabbit Out

 

I could be a classic, I could be beautiful

I could be anything

I could be on that stage too

And it wouldn’t feel different, the view

To when I felt it then

Turning round, seeing the open space

And all the people there, wonder in face

It’s a moment, not a memory

And in that place, soon there’ll be me

 

Well, ambition like that, rock hard as if to crack

But what would be a world not built on stone

Or a life without goals to atone

For the unlikeliness of them 

And the nerve to indict possibility 

If it should mean something to me

I’ll stand up toward the taking, be

 

One hand free to reach out then

And the crowd would think I was doing it for them

If only so, if touch could be so powerful

I would do it with my whole body

And I would not think, and jump,

Landing there among the arms

I could not think, and jump

As if I wasn’t known to float

I will not think, and jump

Been doing it for a while

 

No glory in the wait or anything to behold

Unless you looked inside my mind and saw the frames made bold 

And how I’d stand before them there, tapping the thinking cap

That brimmed the place to create this, of which I’ve no take back

In what might dance around, and does, another world between the line, 

The surface thin but no reflection in this sight of mine

I only notice anyway, that heavy head of crown black

And then I do something that’s unexpected, from my lack 

And then I do something so unexpected, 

Hat off, rabbit out!

 

One hand free to reach out then,

Like I am God, passing years of my time to businessmen

A selling of the self, maybe, for what it is worth

I think to dream is a right, too mine, from birth 

 

Should the ovation sound, you’re subject of the cheer now

Or painter of perplexed face contours

Have an effect on them; conjure thought,

Or baseless rejection, not the simple sort

It’s regardless of the purpose, of my function there

Me on stage, and whatever that looks like 

Up there, presenting every word, as if they’re mine —

Because they are; before the jury then, I must be fine 

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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. Augmented

14. XO_Life
15. Gavin.

16. Astro

17. beatinglikeadrum

18. CountryBritney

19. FCKNAmbrosia

20. JonginBey

21. DatChickDoe

22. worldwide angel

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24.

 

the signup list got a little messy - i think this is everyone :foxaylove:

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Working on the challenge post now, shouldn't be too far away! Great to see some new and familiar faces already... can't believe we've exceeded 20 sign-ups before the challenge has even been posted! :eek:

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6 minutes ago, Jackson said:

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. Augmented

14. XO_Life
15. Gavin.

16. Astro

17. beatinglikeadrum

18. CountryBritney

19. FCKNAmbrosia

20. JonginBey

21. DatChickDoe

22. worldwide angel

23. 

24.

 

the signup list got a little messy - i think this is everyone :foxaylove:

Thank you, I was just about to have a scrape through and fix this - added to OP!

 

Also, the "Golden Links" section in the second post has been updated too... make sure to relive your favourite moments from the pre-season before S2's first round goes live, approx. 6:30 PM EST!

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Welcome, writers! It's fantastic to see another amazing turnout for ATRL's newest songwriting tournament, Golden Hit.

This season we're not necessarily striving for bigger and better, just new—new inspiration, new creativity, and new talent!
Additionally, we have a new darker aesthetic with this season's graphics, and a new judging panel. What else is new?

 

Without further ado, let me introduce you all to the first round of Season 2...

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This challenge is a Golden Hit original... well, mostly! Partially inspired by works from our new judges, 8thPrince and Jackson, the Zoology challenge is all about taking songwriting inspiration from the Animal Kingdom. Almost five years ago to date, Jackson debuted a new songwriting challenge titled the Cryptozoology challenge for Platinum Hit 11, drawing songwriting inspiration from cryptids and a myriad of other mythological beasts. Fast forward to last season, 8thPrince wrote a magnificent song titled "Cephalopods", drawing thought-provoking comparison to these wondrous creatures.

 

Now you know the why, let me clarify the what: this challenge will focus on songs inspired by an animal of your choice. How you tackle this challenge is completely up to you! Will you write a song inspired by the characteristics of an animal, and use them as a metaphor for something else? Perhaps you might write a personal song about a family pet's life, or draw from more spiritual or religious interpretations of animals and their sacred nature. Should you wish, the original cryptozoology angle linked above is also valid, as long as you select a cryptid as the basis of your songwriting, rather than focusing exclusively on folklore/mythology.

 

Judge's Tips

📀 While name-dropping your animal of choice in the title or lyrics of your song is fine, try making us connect to its characteristics, rather than reading it!

📀 The Animal Kingdom is vast and extends long before a time when humans roamed planet Earth. Perhaps try taking inspiration from an extinct animal?
📀 There are plenty of hit songs inspired by animals: "Eye of the Tiger", "She Wolf", and "White/Dark Horse" to name a few! Try listening for inspiration.

 

Songs due via Google Form submission by Thu. Aug 25, 11:59PM EST

 

fountain and I reviewed our own past works while conceptualising this challenge, and realised we both had achieved #1 hits with songs inspired by animals during different songwriting tournaments! The top three submissions will earn their writers a Hit Token, so make sure to submit for your chance at one of those. If you have not yet signed up for Golden Hit: Season 2, that's fine! Just submit an entry and we'll add you to the sign-ups list.

 

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17 minutes ago, Aurora said:

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Welcome, writers! It's fantastic to see another amazing turnout for ATRL's newest songwriting tournament, Golden Hit.

This season we're not necessarily striving for bigger and better, just new—new inspiration, new creativity, and new talent!
Additionally, we have a new darker aesthetic with this season's graphics, and a new judging panel. What else is new?

 

Without further ado, let me introduce you all to the first round of Season 2...

Ribbon-Challenge-S2-R1.png

 

This challenge is a Golden Hit original... well, mostly! Partially inspired by works from our new judges, 8thPrince and Jackson, the Zoology challenge is all about taking songwriting inspiration from the Animal Kingdom. Almost five years ago to date, Jackson debuted a new songwriting challenge titled the Cryptozoology challenge for Platinum Hit 11, drawing songwriting inspiration from cryptids and a myriad of other mythological beasts. Fast forward to last season, 8thPrince wrote a magnificent song titled "Cephalopods", drawing thought-provoking comparison to these wondrous creatures.

 

Now you know the why, let me clarify the what: this challenge will focus on songs inspired by an animal of your choice. How you tackle this challenge is completely up to you! Will you write a song inspired by the characteristics of an animal, and use them as a metaphor for something else? Perhaps you might write a personal song about a family pet's life, or draw from more spiritual or religious interpretations of animals and their sacred nature. Should you wish, the original cryptozoology angle linked above is also valid, as long as you select a cryptid as the basis of your songwriting, rather than focusing exclusively on folklore/mythology.

 

Judge's Tips

📀 While name-dropping your animal of choice in the title or lyrics of your song is fine, try making us connect to its characteristics, rather than reading it!

📀 The Animal Kingdom is vast and extends long before a time when humans roamed planet Earth. Perhaps try taking inspiration from an extinct animal?
📀 There are plenty of hit songs inspired by animals: "Eye of the Tiger", "She Wolf", and "White/Dark Horse" to name a few! Try listening for inspiration.

 

Songs due via Google Form submission by Thu. Aug 25, 11:59PM EST

 

fountain and I reviewed our own past works while conceptualising this challenge, and realised we both had achieved #1 hits with songs inspired by animals during different songwriting tournaments! The top three submissions will earn their writers a Hit Token, so make sure to submit for your chance at one of those. If you have not yet signed up for Golden Hit: Season 2, that's fine! Just submit an entry and we'll add you to the sign-ups list.

 

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The tags stopped working halfway through this post, hopefully these will reach you!

 

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Let me write my Animal by Mabel inspired bop :WAP:

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Looking forward to seeing where everybody takes this challenge, there have been many former #1 songs taking inspiration from animals so it’s definitely a great basis for a song :duca:

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9 minutes ago, Remmy said:

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I’m scared/cautiously anticipating what you could submit for this round with so many NSFW animal metaphors available to you :rip:

 

I actually wouldn’t be against it in this case because the material is so rich  :dies:

 

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27 minutes ago, fountain said:
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I’m scared/cautiously anticipating what you could submit for this round with so many NSFW animal metaphors available to you :rip:

 

I actually wouldn’t be against it in this case because the material is so rich  :dies:

 

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11 minutes ago, Euterpe said:

Do sea creatures count? :lakitu:

No problem with that, any and all animals are fine, including mythological ones :johnald:

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I’m afraid nobody will be topping it. 

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Do ghosts count?

 

Pleaseeeeeee

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Time for my Dinosaur by Kesha bop to be written! :katie2:

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just wrote something very ambiguous… I mean its a song that could be interpreted in many ways so I don’t see if this getting acclaim but I’m very happy with it 

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1 hour ago, hurricane326 said:

Do ghosts count?

 

Pleaseeeeeee

I would have to say no… we are looking moreso for something within the animal kingdom, but perhaps if you stretch it you might be able to find something similar in terms of the tone by looking at mythical creatures?

 

Also, it’s worth saying that just because something ghost themed might not fit in this round, that’s not to say that there wouldn’t be challenges in the future where the idea could be used, so definitely hold on to it!

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1 hour ago, Gavin. said:

Time for my Dinosaur by Kesha bop to be written! :katie2:

Queen, actually it would be a serve if somebody went for something so irreverent with one of their songs this season, love that kind of writing!

 

31 minutes ago, Astro said:

p*ssy is COMING :eli: 

whew I can only imagine :jonny2:

 

25 minutes ago, Julia Fox said:

just wrote something very ambiguous… I mean its a song that could be interpreted in many ways so I don’t see if this getting acclaim but I’m very happy with it 

Ambiguous queen, I would say your writing in general has this kind of open to interpretation level to it, and as usual I’m intrigued to see how it will turn out. Any hints as to which animal you’re going for? :lakitu:

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3 hours ago, Euterpe said:

Do sea creatures count? :lakitu:

But of course! 8thPrince's song "Cephalopods" was even mentioned in the challenge post. 🐙

 

2 hours ago, hurricane326 said:

Do ghosts count?

 

Pleaseeeeeee

There's always someone who wants to be a little extra huh? :keir: While definitely leaning into the cryptozoology side of the challenge, I think if you were hell-bent on a ghost angle, it'd have to be an animal ghost rather than the ghost of a person. That said, as fountain hinted in his response, it might be worth keeping this ghost concept up your sleeve... :sleep:

 

2 hours ago, Gavin. said:

Time for my Dinosaur by Kesha bop to be written! :katie2:

Ugh an underrated classic! An instant 10 if I ever did see one.

 

1 hour ago, Astro said:

p*ssy is COMING :eli: 

The metaphors write themselves. :jonny5: Ms. Stallion is not safe, I fear!

 

1 hour ago, Julia Fox said:

just wrote something very ambiguous… I mean its a song that could be interpreted in many ways so I don’t see if this getting acclaim but I’m very happy with it 

Your animal kingdom could mean anything. :matty: We love things up to interpretation!

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Inspired by this song :alexz:

 

 

my era is coming 

 

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