The Perfect Ballad: You Are The Reason

After pulling countless all-nighters, I have finally finished writing the lyrics and melody for the song! This ballad means a lot to me, as I wrote it about a special someone in my life, and I’m really excited for you to hear it! The next step is to record all the instruments and vocals. We are well on our way to finding the perfect ballad. 

Meanwhile, I’ve included a cover of one of my all-time favorite ballads which is a huge influence on my music today, “You Are The Reason” by Calum Scott. When I first heard this song back in 2018, I fell in love with the deep and meaningful lyrics, the soulful melody and especially the bridge. “You are the Reason” is a perfect example of my ideal love song for the following reasons:

  1.  It uses a piano throughout the song, or even just for the intro, which adds a more soulful effect.
  2.  It has extremely deep, meaningful lyrics.
  3. There is a strong bridge.
  4. And it shows off the singer’s wide vocal range.

My song, similar to You are the Reason, is also a slow, love song, which uses piano and it emphasizes my vocal range. I hope you like my cover, as well as the many other fine songs by Calum Scott. I will see you in my next post: happy jamming!


p/c: Michelle Ton