Most groups can get through recording fairly easy. Write a tune, all approve, record, get high off of the novelty and move on. This article is for groups for whom the novelty has completely worn off and now you want your best work to shine, and will fight tooth and nail to make that happen.
First, title your piece something mundane, something plain that the reader will not necessarily grab right away. Next, start writing in a “different than expected” manner. Doing this is the key to reclaiming their attention. They will be swept away by your ideas, your mastery of written diction: