Award-winning singer/songwriter/composer/producer with a chameleon voice. http://tiffanytopol.com
I'm a professional musician, writer, artist, and performer based out of New York and Chicago. I work as a singer/songwriter/producer and a composer for the screen, most recently receiving an Outstanding Original Score nomination (Indie Series Awards) and win (LA Webfest) for my work on the series Best Thing You'll Ever Do, available on Amazon Prime. I've written toplines for rap and hip hop artists J57, MCRE, Jamo Gang, and Katiah. I've written exactly one rap song as my alter ego, Mike Sandowski, a 16 year-old wannab-boy from Villa Park, Illinois. He drives a Honda Civic.
I studied music in college, and can sing in virtually any style (from heavenly and floaty dream pop to warm and sultry jazz). I've sang and played in many a band over the years and have toured internationally as a singer and actor. I play flute and ukulele, and I can create an entire choir by myself (contact me for an example).
As a songwriter and producer, I have a wide creative range (probably due to my love of and experience in creating soundalikes), but my heart lies in electropop and folk music. I started a one-woman business writing custom songs (I've written about 200 in the past year and a half), and I love getting to know a singer one-on-one to craft a song that perfectly aligns with their voice and personal power.
My superpower is writing catchy hooks almost instantly.
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Interview with Tiffany Topol
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: St. Vincent, Grimes, Linda Perry, Beyoncé, Anna Meredith
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My chosen DAW is Logic, which I use on both my MacBook and iMac. For electronic production, I've got an Axiom 49 MIDI keyboard and Native Instruments Maschine. For recorded vocals and instruments, I use a Bluebird Blue mic (with an SE Electronics SPACE reflection filter) run through a UA Apollo Twin interface or my trusty Focusrite. I have a collection of various instruments - electric guitar, baritone and concert ukulele, flute, glockenspiel, and a few funny little things (kazoo, kalimba, melodica, nose flute).
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Writing an extremely catchy topline and thoughtful, unexpected lyrics.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Electropop and folk.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Arrange with the mix in mind whenever possible!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Carly Rae Jepsen - I just think she'd be fun as hell.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: For songwriting, I think it's vital to get to know the singer as much as they feel comfortable. A truly great performance stems from a deep connection to the song, so I think it's important to craft music and lyrics that fit the artists' voice - both inner and outer.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Sitting down with a completely blank page and knowing that by the end of the day, you're going to have a brand new piece of art.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: A little of both - combining both realms creates depth and interest.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Claire Wellin - a brilliant string arranger with a unique voice.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My album! I recently ran a super successful Kickstarter campaign that has allowed me to upgrade my studio and self-produce the whole thing.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I composed, produced, and supervised all the music for the award-winning webseries, "Best Thing You'll Ever Do."