As the old songwriting expression goes, “Don’t bore us, get to the chorus.”
The tempo and rhythm of your tune are crucial elements of song creation, yet they’re probably the most neglected in the songwriting process.
Your top-line melody is the star of the song. It’s the thing that (hopefully) people will connect with, remember and walk away humming after hearing your tune.
Take a look at the basic function of the chord progression through the specific lens of the songwriter.