November 6, 2013 N4N

Aliyah Wins The Band Perry Songwriting Contest

Santa Barbara’s own Aliyah Rameriz (11) wins Notes for Notes’ The Band Perry Songwriting contest!

In a songwriting contest between Notes for Notes’ 5 MusicBox Studios nationwide Aliyah Rameriz writes and records the winning entry “Stand Strong” at the MusicBox Studio East in Santa Barbara, CA. The mission of the contest was to write a song around The Band Perry’s theme of being a Pioneer in your own life! As the winner, she and her mother Sagi were flown (all expenses paid) to Lubbock, TX to meet The Band Perry at an intimate ‘Pioneers’ event as well as enjoy their concert that night with Rascal Flatts. An incredible experience and could not have been won by a more deserving talented young songwriter. Check out the winning track, lyrics, live announcement, and recap of her experience!  Notes for Notes sincerely thanks The Band Perry for all their support and generosity with this experience!



Song Title: Stand Strong
Song Writers: Kris Ehrman and Aliyah Rameriz
Performers:
Vocals – Aliayh Rameriz
Guitar Solo – Josh Ford
Guitar, Bass, Synth – Kris Ehrman
Final Mix: Mark Williams
Producer: Kris Ehrman

Lyrics:
Some people walk around they don’t care

Some people greedy, greedy don’t share

But what’s the point in livin if nobody really cares?

And what’s the point in lovin if nobodys willing to share?

 

Stand Strong, have hope

Don’t loose your faith, stand strong.

Move on, and make the world a better place, come on.

 

Stand Strong, have hope

Don’t loose your faith, stand strong.

Move on, and make the world a better place, come on.

Stand Strong

 

Since when did people stop having fun?

I think I’ll show the world how it’s done.

So I walk into to future like a sci-fi movie line

And you’ll be wishing you’ve been livin life like this the whole time

 

Stand Strong, have hope

Don’t loose your faith, stand strong.

Move on, and make the world a better place, come on.

 

Stand Strong, have hope

Don’t loose your faith, stand strong.

Move on, and make the world a better place, come on.

Stand Strong

 

Guitar Solo: Josh Ford

 

Stand Strong, have hope

Don’t loose your faith, stand strong.

Move on, and make the world a better place, come on.

 

Stand Strong, have hope

Don’t loose your faith, stand strong.

Move on, and make the world a better place, come on.

Stand Strong

Guitar Solo: Josh Ford

Producer Notes: Kris Ehrman

Aliyah was really excited to be a part of this contest and luckily she liked the only song that I had prepared for her.  We weren’t sure of what to write about, we didn’t have a single idea.  We just knew that the music we were working with called for some serious sass.

So we began talking about what a Pioneer is and what it really means for an eleven year old to be a Pioneer.  Aliyah doesn’t have the resources to land on the moon or discover new land.  But she does have the ability to stay focused in school, to be aware and thoughtful of others and to set and accomplish goals.  I just began writing the verses as if I were Aliyah, who stands out amongst her peers, who always sets a good example and is determined to succeed.

Josh Ford layed down some awesome guitar work.. I love that in the middle of this pensive pop rock track you all of the sudden get an Alice in Chains-like guitar solo.  Only in 2013 and after could someone get away with this.