Melanie treats the team to two live performances, talks about duality and contradictions in her songs, and asks the ultimate Facebook quiz question, “Is your guy good on paper?” We also talked about: Pat Pattison’s songwriting seminar on youTube writing from a title crowdfunding for your album on indiegogo
The God No!s bandmembers Peter, Sandy, Alon, Subhayu, and Rachel talk about their collaborative approach to songwriting, where each member brings a song to the band and together they refine and finish it off, in a “no-free” zone. See, democracy works after all.
Sonja talks about her arguably turbulent past with regard to the Canadian Art Song. The guys comment on her strong melodies, powerful imagery, and beautiful songs.
Our very own Janice Ho (and social media person) plays some great tunes and gives some great tips on collaborating remotely with different songwriters and how to map out a lyric so that you hit all the emotional bits.
Ana Morales returns to Song Talk with some new songs. We talk about how she got that amazing acoustic guitar sound in her recordings, honesty in songwriting and keeping lyrics general enough for multiple interpretations.
Jessica talks about what comes first; music or lyrics, and the first song she wrote at the age of eight. She performs all three songs live in the studio.
Christine talks and sings about joy and getting au naturel with her lyrics. Oh, and that’s not a surfboard in the photo; it’s Christine’s hand-painted-by-a-friend guitar case.
Lilian talks about intuition and feelings in her songs, and how she stole borrowed her first guitar from her brother. We talk about the other stuff. She also performs all three songs live in the studio:
Abeena talks about “walking the talk” and spirituality in her songs. She also performs “Cry” live in the studio.