Songwriter and lyricist from Finland, based in Barcelona. Fusions of indie, folk, jazz and pop. Catchy hooks, touching stories, or a debate.
Hi! I'm a songwriter, lyricist and pianist living in Barcelona. I have been writing songs for a few years, and now I want to throw them into the daylight while composing new tracks. Usually the songs appear from a glimpse, a feeling, or a person, and the story starts to write itself, or I'm trapped in a riff that it's a beginning of a groovy song. I catch inspiration from the ancient legends and music from Finland, and make them a fusion with modern music.
My style as a lyricist is poetic or dialogical, whether it wants to take you into another lifeline, or challenge your feelings and ideologies of the moment. As a songwriter I'll see if the song needs to be supported by similar feeling, or if it's better to be twisted.
I would love to hear your story you want to tell, or a feeling you want to transmit!
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Interview with Aila Siliämaa
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I write songs.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I like the styles of Adele, Norah Jones, Natalia Lafourcade, and the oldies Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I see a moment of one person, have a feeling, or read a story, and that starts a writing process in my head I have to put on my notebook. The song starts to write itself. It's a melange of real life, inner me, and maybe a person from an old folklore. I sit at the piano, improvise with the feeling, and there we have a song! Another way, not that common, is to have a riff or a beat, and I have to record it and at the moment or later I include it in a song, as an accompaniment or as a chorus.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Songs come out naturally.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Folk, pop ballads, jazzy songs.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Let it flow, there's no forcing.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Singers and producers, to bring my songs alive.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What's the story? What's the style or reference? What made you want to have a song from that subject?
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I can live through my urge to create, to dive into another life, dimension. I love if the music makes people feel or think.