The beautiful, crazy lives we lead inspire us to write our best songs.
When you’re a songwriter, you know that everything around you can be used to spark an idea. Conversations overheard in a coffee shop. Words in an advertisement that could tell a bigger story. It’s these little scenes from everyday life that fill a songwriter’s notebook with lyrics and stories.
SongFancy strives to capture the essence of that inspiration and verbalize it, vocalize it, turn it into actions you can utilize, wrapped with love and a dash of fantasy.
My name is Sarah Spencer, and I’m a singer/songwriter stumbling my way through a songwriting and performing career in Music City.
I’m certainly not an expert on everything in the music industry, but I do know a thing or two about writing songs (you can read all my boring bio stuff below). I started SongFancy with the intention to help inspire and ignite the creative spirit in my fellow songwriters.
Think of SongFancy as your go-to resource for all things creatively invigorating.
I write about life as an artist – the psychology of being a creative individual, dealing with fear and anxiety, and give you tools for chasing your dreams.
I also write about songwriting techniques, give you resources to nurture your songwriting, and sneak peeks into my often hilariously awkward life living and playing in Nashville, TN.
Writing has been in my blood ever since I can remember.
I started writing stories as a young, impressionable middle-schooler. They were about stupid stuff like alien abductions, ghosts, and other various other sci-fi cliches. But I loved it – writing my odd short stories was freeing.
From there, my obsession progressed to include poetry, lyrics, piano instrumentals, and finally, pop songs.
I haven’t put down the pen since.
After college, (where I dutifully completed a BFA in Graphic Design) it only took a few months to realize that this music thing was actually a thing I needed to take seriously. I couldn’t kid myself any longer. The comfortable job at the software company designing government websites was nice and all, but my heart was being pulled elsewhere.
So in the summer of 2012, I quit my job and moved to Nashville. It was the best decision I could have ever made for myself.
Since then, I’ve checked many items off my songwriting career bucket list, including:
- Getting songs cut by indie artists
- Getting songs played on the radio
- Performing in the round at the Bluebird Cafe
- Placing in the Top 10 in the NSAI Songwriting Competition
- Winning the Frank Brown Song Contest
- Working as a session vocalist
- Becoming a prolific writer
- Making some of the best friendships I never could have imagined I would make
While I haven’t reached all my goals just yet, I’ve learned SO. FREAKING. MUCH.
And I cannot wait to tell you all about it.
Happy writing, Fanciers!
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