A SHORT DEADLINE CAN LEAD TO AN EPIC SONG.

A SHORT DEADLINE CAN LEAD TO AN EPIC SONG.

I heard a great story the other day about how a really tight deadline can lead to an awesome song.

In the heyday of Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra, Nat’s record company got an urgent call from the set of a movie that Frank Sinatra was filming.

They urgently needed a song to go with a scene that they were filming that day. And they couldn’t continue filming until they had a rough version of the song to act along to.

So Frank told Nat that he had 30 minutes to create and record something brilliant for the movie.

And that ridiculous deadline led to the creation of the epic song L-O-V-E.

Guess what? Diamonds by Rihanna was written by Sia in JUST 14 minutes. She put the beat on and the lyrics just flowed. It has gone platinum 5 times in the US alone.

So, next time you have writer’s block creating a song, maybe try setting yourself a ridiculous short deadline – and see what comes out of that.

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