Lyricist & topliner with extensive experience in cross-genre writing (Jazz to EDM to Alt-Rock), live performance, and in-studio recording.
As a writer and performer myself, I understand that collaborations and cowrites step into the personal space that is your project. I am here to gain a comprehensive understanding of your angles, attitudes, and influences before delving into your project to help you create something you're excited about!
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Interview with Sara Boe Lyrics & Toplines
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I've been lucky enough to become involved with Frawley's (Warner/Chappell) project that she's currently revamping. We've become close friends, which makes working with someone who I admire on an artistic level even cooler. When we get in a room the songs just come together so easily. She knows her vision and I'm so proud to be part of a work that so closely reflects what her & her fans experience and stand for.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Im currently writing on various artist projects between LA, NY, and Toronto, & am involved in a few pitch tracks thru Warner/Chappell. Earlier this year I spent two months in London working on a sync project that I just teamed up with Extreme music (the production branch of SonyATV) for. We LOVE zoom sessions!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: My homie John Sinclair! Brilliant producer/vocalist/writer with his own project that recently signed to Be Unique UK. He's a real close friend of mine and taught me a bunch of foundational in and outs when I first came to LA for music.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: On the recording side, def analog. You don't get that natural warmth and dimension anywhere else.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: We're going to make something that you're hyped about.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Getting to be a meaningful part of someone's purpose, giving a voice to experiences that a lot of people can relate to!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That every artist writes all of their own songs!! This is such a collaborative process and that's what makes everything so exciting and enriching.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are you trying to say/do with your project? Where do you most need help?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: If you're looking for a writer, it would be super fun for you to find someone who you feel shares a wavelength with you. Laying your thoughts out and pushing the artistic boundaries comes a lot more easily that way! The experience feels a lot more tailored and purposeful when you have that dynamic too, I think. (But also, obviously find someone who shares the same seriousness toward your deadlines / vision etc)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've done music my whole life, but came out to LA after my Sophomore year of college (two years ago) and started just prying my way into sessions. At first I thought you either had to be an artist or on the corporate side of music, but about a year in I realized that writing was an actual thing. That really made it all click for me, and for the past year I've just been super lucy to have had a bunch of great opportunities with amazing mentors/artists/A&R's.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Pop-relatability with conceptual edge.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: ASHNIKKO. Im going thru such a thing with her right now. She's such a force and has developed this outrageous (and outrageously well thought-out) project that's SO empowering and cutting edge. Visually, sonically, everything. To get in a room with her and go crazy on a song about being in our bag would be so high energy.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: From a writers standpoint, bring YOURSELF. I got this advice from a mentor of mine... we often resort to comparing ourselves to others in the room -- feeling the pressure to be "like" the person you're working next to so that your ideas feel more valued. You're in the session because you add YOUR style and perspective to the project! That's essential.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, alt-pop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Definitely opening up the room into a share-space and fitting the ideas into unique lines.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a professional in-house studio set up. My Nuemann/UAD interface run thru my DAW does the trick for remote sessions!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Bon Iver (Justin Vernon), Grimes, Ashnikko, KOZ, Daft Punk, Phoebe Bridgers
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Writing lyrics and melody. Usually I am working with an artist and/or producer. So my main job is to help develop the/an idea, and piece together the best/most interesting way to convey a message that fits within the artistic direction.