A smile is happiness you’ll find right under your nose.
Have you ever wondered how little you know about the songs you listen to? Of course, sometimes you know the singer’s name, but even that you can’t always remember. It’s not even worth the risk to ask you about who composed the music or wrote the lyrics. Producers, arrangers, instrumentalists, backing vocals – “Are you kidding me?”
Despite what it looks like, a song doesn’t just come from nowhere. Sometimes it takes months, during which all these people have to run with a bat in their hands, chasing after inspiration and trying to squeeze some more notes out of it. Or, in some cases, it takes years for a song to be reborn. Somehow, it manages to break through.
During all this time, the song gets a story. And I’m not referring to what the song says, but to the story that remains untold. The story about the song’s life.
Let me show you what you’ve been missing! Let’s take the example of “Smile” – a song which should steal a smile from you. But it would most likely leave you with your mouth wide open.