When it comes to writing hooks, usually the simplest is the most effective way to connect with your audience. Take Bruno Mar’s latest #1 hit, When I Was Your Man. The song is about….well….. when he was the boyfriend of some girl. Plain and simple. Verse 1 focuses on him realizing what he did and Verse 2 focuses what he did wrong. All leading back to the central emotion of regret. We’ve all been there!!
Take a song you’ve written and be able to explain what it’s about one word !