FIVE BIG THEMES - TRIUMPH OVER STRUGGLE
Updated: Jun 7, 2021
The FIVE big themes in music being used for TV, Film, Advertising:
HOME, TOGETHERNESS, TRIUMPH OVER STRUGGLE, COLOUR, FEMALE EMPOWERMENT
In this blog I’m taking a look at these themes from a more artist based perspective.
Today we focus on TRIUMPH OVER STRUGGLE
This might also be called RISE UP, or be a CALL TO ACTION
In song form this topic is not going to leave you sitting contemplative on the sofa or crying over a loss. It's going to make you want to stand up, shout, take immediate action on something, and generally make you feel that you can own the world, so the world had better start listening!
It’s a mini Hero’s journey packaged into a song nugget. A call to arms, a struggle or fight is to be had along the way. You overcome, defeat the obstacle or enemy and return home the victor.
So often these songs will feel anthemic, epic sing-a-long choruses. Feel good lines, heroic shouts and acclamations. It's about dusting yourself off, getting back into the fight, back on the horse, into the fray like you can never fail.
There will be images of overcoming, powering through, beating defeat in whatever shape you decide it advances against you. These songs will challenge you, push you, and encourage you, even tell you that the impossible is possible. Gravity defying uplifting and epic!
Hopefully you get the picture. This is a FEEL GOOD SONG!
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