I remember when I was a kid and we drove over to Lakewood Hills. Lakewood Hills was a housing community that was built by Lake Perry. It had a community swimming pool and lots of new homes. New homes were different than the old farm houses that you drove by getting there. One of the most popular styles was one called the A frame. A frames looked like a capital A. The two side of the house were the roof. I bet this was a great way to save money on a home and it was the latest fad.
If an A frame were a song, "What type of song would it be?" Bro country, disco, rap country, or whatever everybody is trying to do that is exactly like everybody else's. Their are lots of imitators in the songwriting world and very few originals. I believe Eric Church does a great job on being original. I read an article about him in American Songwriter this week. Kip Moore had a statement that I thought was great.
"The artist community is kinda like housing communities to me," says Kip Moore, another independent masses. Then you get those little shell houses (A frames in the seventies) that get thrown up super fast. They're the hot hip thing in an upcoming part of town, (Lakewood Hills) but usually have a questionable foundation and go out of style fast. Lastly, you got that house that is separated from the others, out on a piece of land. It's built the right way, outta love, passion, and detail That house has a solid foundation and always holds its value. That's his house." Eric Church's song are solid well built homes made to stand the test of time.
I want to write songs like his. Songs with meaning that are different than the crowd. Songs that tell a story, where you can see the details of the song and smell the bacon cooking on the stove. I love a great song and the work that goes into it. Eric is one of my favorites.