A few weeks ago, I was in the studio with Nicki on a Friday night and we were playing her song “I am a god.”
She was on stage and the whole crowd was in hysterics.
At one point, I thought she was going to cry.
I was like, “It’s okay.
She said something to the effect of, “I’m a god and I can hear your heart.”
She went on to say that she was singing a song about her life.
She was like a little kid.
She’s a real grown up.
It was amazing.
So I decided to go through the video of her singing it, and the audience was like: Oh my God, it’s not over.
She goes on to play it over and over again, and you think you’re going to be singing her whole song.
That’s the song that people love to hear.
You can’t stop hearing it.
I think it’s really important to give the audience something to really root for.
That really got me thinking about the difference between songs that are really about people and songs that people are really into.
We’ve all been in the situation where we listen to a song and then we’re like, What is this song about?
And then we go, What about this person?
And that’s really how people connect to a person, and that’s the best thing a song can do.