Last week, I started talking about the benefits of solo writing over co-writing. If you missed that post, you can read it here. For numbers 3 through 5, keep reading below!
3. YOU WORK ON YOUR OWN TIME FRAME.
There are no external pressures to getting the song finished or started. You’re the boss. You start and stop the clock. If self-discipline is an issue though, then this might be a problem.
4. YOU OWN THE WHOLE COPYRIGHT.
Ok, this could amount to a hill of beans. But they’re all your beans.
5. YOU HONE YOUR SONGWRITING SKILLS .
Instead of having to rely on someone else. You’re forced to play an instrument or sing in your shower or whatever way it is you communicate the music. It forces you to have a complete game. You have to self-learn, course correct, and self-edit. If you solo-write and stay open and also remain aware, there is little chance you won’t get better, unless stubbornness or pride prevents it.
So, if you haven’t ever tried, start a song solo and see where it takes you! You might just be surprised.