We’ve talked about writing lyrics and rhyme schemes for a while now, but the subject of this article is delivery. It’s an essential aspect song, which has the main purpose of bringing life to your lyrics.
The guiding principle is that the delivery has to mirror the lyrics.
If the lyrics imply anger, the delivery has to mirror it in order for the lyrics to be communicated effectively. Therefore, your job is to make sure that you know the exact feeling that your song expresses and then prepare yourself to deliver it with a voice, carrying a corresponding energy.
Bulk up on Base Emotion
A good method is to make yourself feel the emotion of the actual song before you start the recording. This can be done via :
- memory recollection(remembering specific life events that hold the same energy)
- media stimuli(videos/songs/articles)
- physical exercises(get yourself pumped up) etc
Getting yourself fully submerged in that energy will alter the tonality of your voice, which will make the difference in the recording.
The voice is a transmitter of energy, which requires attention and care, if you want it to produce great results. This is one of the finer details of recording that many artists(including me sometimes) forget doing.
However, it’s essential to look at your project from every possible angle and make sure that every element aligns with each other. This is the difference between a regular song and a professionally made one.
Would you agree with the effectiveness of this method? Have you tried it yourself? If so, what are your impressions?