I'm an independent pop artist that writes, records, and produces her own music. With viral social media success on apps such as Tik Tok, I know what makes a project intriguing and commercially popular.
I am offering my services as a session singer, songwriter, vocal comp and tuner, and beat maker. I'm more than happy to perform any song that's already written, as well as help flush out your creative ideas with you. Are you a producer who needs a top-line singer with tone and soul? I've got you covered. Need an original song to sing at sister's wedding? I can write that! Have great top-lines and melodies but can't work a DAW to save your life? Let me make you an awesome beat!
I have been writing and producing for over 7 years now, and I have been independently releasing music since my move to Los Angeles. Before that, I was performing covers online and growing a social media presence. I have over 600,000 followers on the popular app Tik Tok, formerly known as Musical.ly. I know exactly the kind of performance and content that achieves viral success on a global platform. I can't wait to hear your ideas!
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Interview with Abigail Barlow
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I most commonly write lyrics, make beats, record top-lines, and tune and comp vocals for other artists.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Max Martin, Mark Ronson, Benny Blanco are inspirations in my production style. When it comes to writing, I love self-sufficient artists who can do it all. Artists like Lauv who write and produce, as well as Julia Michaels and Megan Trainor who write all of their own music.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a home studio with 2 Roland Juno DS keyboards, 6.5 inch Yamaha Studio Monitors, a Rhode NT-200 microphone, A novation series 1 circuitboard, and a Focusrite Scarlet 2i2 Interface. I work in Logic Pro X, and I own a large catalogue of Plugins and Synthesizers: Waves 10, NI Komplete, Izotope, Melodyne, Infected Mushroom, Lexicon, and Fabfilter to name a few.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My beat making process usually starts with a chord progression and the rest of the production follows, but sometimes I start with a melody or lyric and let that guide the journey of the song. Even a strong bass-line can be the beginning of my writing process. So in theory, I write the beat before I write the lyrics. However, I don't have an exact formula to my process. It's organic and spontaneous!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I like to be brutally honest in my writing and vocal performance. I want the listener to relate to me and sing my song as if they wrote it themselves. I write about secret feelings and experiences and dramatic moments you would only ever indulge in your diary. I get to the truth. Bad or good, ugly or beautiful, it's all part of the human experience. That's what inspires me to make music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill would be singing and tuning and comping other singers. It comes easiest to me as a performer, and I know what sounds good and what doesn't. I understand how important it is to capture good tone in the recording you ultimately end up using.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I'm definitely most active in the pop music world, but I have experience in R&B and country as well.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: The key to good production is variety. Don't just loop the same kick and snare beat the whole song. Switch it up! Add some hi hats! Don't be afraid to build and build on your track. You want to have differences in production composition even if it's a repetitive pop song.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: If I had to choose one artist to work with it would be Julia Michaels. Her writing is honest and her melodies are pop perfection.