• LoveInTheLyrics


Updated: Aug 25, 2021

A.M. Sokoll is releasing a full length album SOON!

Tell us your favorite lyrics from a song of yours!

The million dollar question. I'd say the first couple stanzas of my song Hourglass are some of my favorite lyrics I've ever written:

"You know the drill Spin the hourglass And ask yourself Am I a different me? You know the skill Spin the hourglass Lie and say You do things differently"

How did the lyrics come about?

The song was originally inspired by how I used to view my birthday: as an opportunity for reflection of the person I was in that moment compared to the previous year, but I realized this was flawed with justifications and subjectivity. The song eventually blossomed into much more, as there's a greater emphasis of time, redemption and perseverance later in it, but this opening is very true to the original idea.

Was it a difficult process writing this song?

Somewhat. I typically start with lyrics and then build the music around them. I started writing lyrics long before I even learned music, so that's where my instincts tell me to begin. Usually, it takes me a lot longer to get the music done, but this was a rare instance of the music being very easy to complete and the lyrics needing a lot more fine tuning. As I alluded to in the previous answer, I'm becoming much more aware of how to not only make a mediocre song good, but a good song great, and the latter was very much what happened here.

What was the best part of writing the song?

Creating the song, and the upcoming album, was incredibly cathartic. It's inspired by therapy sessions that spurned a lot of existential panic and candid realizations, which in turn heightened my emotional instability. This process has helped me move past that time and toward a happier life.

Any lyrics from an upcoming song of yours that you can give us a sneak peek on?

Absolutely! Some of my favorite lyrics on the upcoming album are from the song 50-50:

"The odds don't ever favor One side or the other Two roads diverge in a wood Both clouded in smoke No use in running When you're in the ring of fire My only desire Is to not again choke." What I like most about these lyrics is the spin on the story they reference. The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost is a well-known poem, and in it the character has to make a decision where he can't have both options, but he knows what both options are. Delineating the lyrics from that structure was crucial for their inclusion as there's nothing to gain from retelling an existing story. That's why the added uncertainty and hopelessness, which are thematically present throughout the album, are vital pieces to making them as effective as I feel they are.

Tell us what fans should be listening to now?

Along with Hourglass I have an EP I released last year, but my first full-length album will be out August 25 and is available for pre-order/save!

Where do you connect most with them? Leave socials below!

I'm on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as @amsokollmusic and all my socials and streaming links are available at @AMSokoll | Linktree.

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