A lot plays into the roles of songwriting, and personally for me, song writing doesn’t come easy. I’m not the kind of person that can just sit down and bust out a great song in a matter of thirty minutes. For me, writing songs takes and excruciatingly long time. Which is why I haven’t had any song out yet (sorry). But I have been finding new inspirations and muses. Now that I’ve started high school I’m meeting new people and with that facing new challenges. In the beginning, I was excited about school, I mean who isn’t. You get to see your friends, past crushes, new students, new teachers, and simply have the excitement of something new. I know we all pretend like going back to school is basically the worst thing in our entire lives, but for the first day at least its pretty exciting. Now for the rest of the week I was honestly completely stressed out. I learned that best friend wasn’t going to be in any of my classes or lunch, so basically for the whole school year we aren’t going to see each other. That is a serious challenge that faces this school year. Not only that, but I also started to get scared that my friend group was going to break apart, and that’s where the heart break sets in. I know you were expecting me to be talking about a past significant other. But, I’m sorry to inform you that I’m talking about a heartbreak from friends. As of right now, my friends are one of the most important things to me. I love them unconditionally and I know that they’ll be there whenever I need them. So, having the thought that all the memories we made together would be broken apart really bothered me. I’d heard stories in middle school that lots of friend groups break apart when they hit high school, and how that’s kind of the way it goes. But, when you love people, that also leaves you open to getting your heart broken, so I just have to except it for what it is.
So how does song writing play into this whole thing? Well, these challenges that I’m going through probably have some people that can relate to them. Even if it’s not a lot, if I can write a song that only a tiny handful of people can relate to, then I’m doing something right. Song writing is being able to express your emotions in a way that people can feel and remember in their own. So, having struggles or experiences in your life that people can compare to their own life is what ties us together and for this specifically, ties us together through music. When I was in middle school, I really wasn’t going through any real drastic changes emotionally, which is kind of a good thing. But, now that I’m older and facing those challenges, I can really focus on making a song that helps people get through their own hardships. So, I’m not writing this blog in no means for pity. I just want to show you guys that when you do start going through some emotional challenges, maybe it will help to put it to paper. And when you do, share it with people, so they can relate to you and feel like they have someone that understands what they’re going through.
Emily Rhodes is a fifteen year old girl in High School. She enjoys running track and field and hanging out with her friends. She started this blog to share her journey through the music industry so that other musicians can learn from her mistakes and take her advice.