Compelling poetic lyrics that play with language. Do you want catchphrases or "ooh babys"? That's not me.
I've been a lyricist for years, always in search of a composer. With GarageBand I have been creating my own musical settings for my words. I have also written lyrics for several self-produced musicals (Iphigenia, Peer Gynt, and Dog Assassin.
For a joke, I will often come up with new lyrics for a well-known song on the spot, so I have a talent for molding the lyrics to a specific melody and rhythm. I do tend to write lyrics that are more poetic and imagistic, and also do story-songs well.
You can hear samples of my previous songs on my youtube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/stephenschrum) and also sample my poetry and lyrics at smashwords (https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/musofyr).
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
Interview with Stephen Schrum/MUSOFYR
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Arjen Lucassen of Ayreon (and other projects) is a major inspiration; he writes brilliantly and evocatively. For dramatic writing, Stephen Sondheim, also for economy of phrasing that includes the necessary imagery.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: In the past I have supplied composers with complete lyrics, and edit as needed. I have also taken melody lines and ideas, and composed lyrics.