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Korea's Top Lyricist Shares Tips on Writing Pop Songs

2015/04/18 | 499 views | Permalink | Source

Kim Ea-na is Korea's best-paid lyricist and wrote the words for a number of hit songs such as IU's "Good Day" and "Abracadabra" by Brown Eyed Girls.

Now she has published a book in which she shares tips on how to write good lyrics. "I tried to write a practical guide on the art of writing lyrics for popular songs", she says.

After graduation Kim got a job in a company compiling charts for mobile phone ringtones. During this time, she met famous K-pop composer Kim Hyung-suk and began learning about writing lyrics.

The book explains music industry jargon and how to write songs for a mass audience. About 90 percent of them are love songs. "The inspiration for lyrics is literally everywhere", Kim says. "Don't overlook the different types and forms of love in your everyday life. Classify them, put them into your database, and use them".

Kim believes her strengths are a clear vision and goal. "Lyricists are like supporting actors. My goal is to write lyrics that suit the intention of composer and singer", she says. "You gain more depth as you get older. What's important for me is maintaining a feel for words that appeal to as many people as possible.

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