Songwriting: The Art of Setup Found in Foo Fighters’ “Everlong”

Foo Fighter’s mega hit is indeed an amazing song, containing all the qualities you hope to see in your songs — catchy, heartfelt, infectious, groovy, and unique.  But here we’re going to focus on the art of setup.  A song is made up of many sections and one should always …

Pondering the Cost of Pretending from Foo Fighers “The Pretender”

Foo Fighters’ “The Pretender” features lyrics that are wonderfully ambiguous — it’s a passionate plea to fight pretending without being specific about the story or the situation.  So that means it leaves a lot of room for interpretation and putting in your own story. Now, it’s easy to say “be …