Song Background: A Way

Ahead of my latest release, “My Story”, I wanted to talk about the behind the scenes of making, “A Way”. This song was among the first I made using a loop sample and rapped words over. The run time is 2:31, which is shorter than most songs. This was a creative choice I had going in. I read somewhere that it’s a trend that songs are getting shorter.

With each song I release I’m looking to improve in some way. Whether that be my delivery, my subjects even the behind the scenes like how I mix my vocals. This song I was focusing more on making sure the chorus had a good flow to it and people could sing along. Another improvement was playing around with the word sounds I was creating rather than focusing solely on end rhymes. A perfect example of this is the opening line:

Will these bottled emotions I’m holding be set free

Saying the words [emotions and holding] both have a long “o” sound

Listen to the song and read the lyrics below…

Lyrics:

Yeah, it’s BFK
Just putting in some work
I’m hopin that you see it

I’m tryna find a way
I can save my soul
And free my heart now that’s the goal
I’m tryna find a way
I can save my soul
And free my heart now that’s the goal

Will these bottled emotions I’m holding be set free
Shit, I hope so
Cause on that day I’ll give you me
Can these tears still hide behind a mask
I only ask because I’m haunted by my past
And the shadow it casts
Being alone, its this scary kinda feeling
Especially if you wont willing to
Now who am I, call me BFK
Workin’ to make a way
Looking to be myself can that start today huh?

I’m tryna find a way
I can save my soul
And free my heart now that’s the goal
I’m tryna find a way
I can save my soul
And free my mind now that’s the goal

Can I vent?
Thinking I’m heaven sent
Feeling this pain I’ve felt
The worst feelings there’s every been
I’m misguided I wouldn’t hide it
That’s like lying to your face
I love my family, not one I would replace
I just wish we spoke a little more
It almost feel when we talk
We do it as a chore
Maybe I’m right, if I’m wrong
Who’s gonna shed the light
Don’t get tight from the song
Just give me love on sight
Knowing it’s been hella long

I’m tryna find a way
I can save my soul
And free my heart now that’s the goal
I’m tryna find a way
I can save my soul
And free my mind now that’s the goal

Past tense thinkin
Hardly drinkin
Hard to let it go
Hope one day from words I say
That I can find a flow
Now did you know I go this hard huh
Or was you judging me
Wrote me off from a far huh
Thinking I’m done
Now pick a part of my pain
A work of art is the same
Giving out what I can
Until you, all know my name
Now if you don’t
Then you will by the end of the year,
My vision set,
See it 2021 crystal clear ha

I’m tryna find a way
I can save my soul
And free my heart now that’s the goal
I’m tryna find a way
That’ll save my soul
And free my heart now

If you liked this song, comment below and check out the Music Corner.

Published by Katrellis Lawson Sr.

An Artist/Jack of all Trades, master of none with the willingness to learn more.

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