songwriting tips

Marlon Chaplin on his new record, The Circle

Toronto native Marlon Chaplin returned to Song Talk Radio following the release of his new album, The Circle. He was joined by Sintja Baba for a live performance of Take Me There. Patrick Ballantyne filled in for Bruce – thanks Patrick!

We talked about:

  • The recording process, and pre-production
  • Starting a song with a simple melodic hook
  • Writing the lyrics last
  • Interesting chord choices
  • Changing the chords underneath the same melody (re-harmonizing)

Listen to the whole show:

Download the lyrics:

Take Me There

A Single Drop

Watch the live performance:

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