Journey of a Song
Journey of a Song
50. "The Breakup" by Douglas Allen
1 hour 3 minutes Posted Mar 12, 2023 at 6:00 pm.
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"Somehow I don't think you'll ever love anyone but you."

How can you combine caustic wit and heartfelt honesty in a song? What do you do when you've got a story without a chorus? Can you write an authentic and meaningful song to a prompt?

Douglas Allen has these answers and more.

In this episode, Emmeline sits down with Douglas Allen to discuss his post-relationship anthem, "The Breakup."  Douglas shares the story behind the song, talks about song form, and discusses the importance of leaning into the mood each song presents. Emmeline and Douglas also talk about how the meaning of a song can change for the artist over time, and why interaction with listeners means so very much to songwriters.

To learn more about Douglas Allen, or to follow his musical journey, visit his official website. For behind-the-scenes information and more about Journey of a Song, follow Emmeline on social media or visit the Journey of Series official webpage. You can also hear songs from previous episodes on the Journey of a Song Official Spotify playlist.