This week Song Talk welcomed Patrick Ballantyne back to our studio. Patrick is a veteran songwriter and musician who has worked with many top-selling artists such as The Trews, Meredith Shaw and Big Sugar.
On this episode, Patrick brought in a few songs from his upcoming new release so our Song Talk audience got to hear the premieres of two tracks – Vicious in Your Vanity and Beneath Your Skin.
We talked with Patrick about:
- the origins of the songs on his new album
- the difficulty of writing lyrics
- his collaboration with Colin MacDonald from the Trews
- how to organize songs for an album
- the way lyrical inspiration changes as the songwriter ages
- Patrick Ballantyne on WikiPedia