As you all know, I mainly write in English. I do however like a good challenge so I thought I should try myself on a German song again.
It actually started out with the chord progression A – F#m – Em7 – now why that? I was at my vocal coach a couple of weeks ago and we were working on a song (a cover actually) and tried out different keys. Somehow we ended up in A and it left me a bit surprised as I usually don’t sing or write in the key of A.
During my big songwriting spree in my holidays I figured, why now try something in the key of A and the lovely chord progression mentioned above came out. I instantly fell in love with it, but wasn’t quite sure how to make use of it. While playing it repeatedly and humming to it, it became clear to me, that this will be a song, that needs a German text.
I’m not sure where I heard the line of “neue Wege entstehen beim Gehen”, I think it was somewhere on TV, but I thought it sounded really poetic and made a mental notice of it. Now with the chord progression and this line I thought there must be a song in it somewhere. And turns out there was.
Here is a very first, very rough draft of the song. Let me know what you think of it in the comments.
I know most of you guys don’t speak German, so here’s a short description of what the song is about. “Neue Wege entstehen beim Gehen” roughly translates to “New ways/paths unfold while you walk them”. So the song is about being bold, trying something new, walk new ways, get out there.
As usual you can check out the lyrics and chords for my new song here.