Here's a taste of the question-and-answer column As It Is' Patty Walters writes for Rock Sound each and every month!
I’M TRYING TO WRITE LYRICS BUT I CAN’T PIECE THEM TOGETHER AT ALL, I HAVE OVER 200 PAGES AND NONE OF THEM SEEM TO FIT TOGETHER, PLEASE HELP…
AESC "Start by highlighting your strongest lyrics and scrapping your weakest. Next, from one or several of your strongest, decide on the core message, perspective, or story that your lyrics will convey.
"Fitting thoughts to catchy melodies without losing their sentiment or meaning is a delicate procedure. On the other hand, you could always just use all two-hundred pages of lyrics to create one really epic song."
IF YOUR BAND MADE MUSIC FROM ANY GENRE OTHER THAN POP-PUNK, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
KIERA "This may come as a surprise, but all five of us really enjoy country music. I admit it can be a super polarising genre, and I’m by no means saying that all country music is good, but we blast playlists pretty regularly on tour.
"We even have future plans to write a country album under the band name Ain’t It Is. You’d better brace yourselves."
You can read more of Patty's column in Rock Sound, and if you have a question for Patty, send it to email@example.com