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Sometimes The Light

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:23 pm
by simonja
Hi All

Got this tune and melody, and maybe a title. Wondering if anyone is interested in a co-write? Piano based, Sam Smith, AC?

Here's the track with my scratch vocal to provide the melody. There's a few phrases I like but you can safely ignore them - they're just stubs to demo the melody: ... ch/s-Rv3si

And track only: ... ck/s-e5XO5

Totally open to co-write. Haven't worked out what the song is about, yet. I quite like the hook: sometimes the light/sometimes the load. Maybe mood swings, things being harder than they seem, the fading of a relationship over time, a flash of realisation, self-insight - being too bright, hard to acknowledge?

My thoughts for the track are to swap in a better piano patch - I have Grand Rhapsody. Maybe add some guitar. But otherwise pretty stripped down.

Also thinking to go to a classic verse-refrain structure, shortening the first chorus.

Let me know if you're interested.

Best, Si

Edit: SC links didn't work
Edit: Helps to get the right links!

Re: Sometimes The Light

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:57 pm
by grimbo
Hi, Simon

I've been writing lyrics for a few years now and have collaborated with songwriters on a few occasions.

I'd love to put lyrics to your melody.

Here's the link to my songs - I write mainly country, folk, rock but also do some comedy and the occasional punk song.

Unless I hear otherwise, I'll see what I can come up with, I'll follow the themes that you listed.

All the best,

Robin Grimmond

Re: Sometimes The Light

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:25 pm
by simonja
Nice to meet you, Robin. Thank you for reaching out.

Another writer DM'd me about Sometimes The Light and we're working on that one together.

I have another song that I've been meaning to get to for a while: Burning My Boats. It's not as developed but I like it and could fix up the track etc. if you're interested. I've put a rough demo on SC: ... ts/s-HWxQv

It's just what I think is the chorus, and me playing keyboard, so pretty amateur. But if you want to work on it together, I could start by getting a decent keyboard (EZkeys) MIDI track, fixing timing issues, etc. and add verse, bridge.

I liked your songs on SC, Robin. Quite a range of styles you have there.

Best, Si

Re: Sometimes The Light

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:34 am
by grimbo
sorry to take so long to reply, Simon, that would be great if we could collaborate on Burning My Boats.

You can contact me on