Nate Flaks

Songwriter/Sound Designer

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As a songwriter, sound designer, podcaster, and half of a pop/production duo, I can cover a lot of ground when it comes to potential projects in music, podcasting, and film. Likewise, having written with 150+ artists in various genres I'm up for writing pop with any kind of twist you'd like! My top songwriting credit is "Long Shot" by Transviolet.

On my own, I'm a pop songwriter, film sound designer, and a proficient keyboardist up for any type of music/film project you might have!

Likewise, I'm also half of a pop/production duo called Sleeping Lion and together we're open to remix opportunities, production projects, and private/public performances. We also host a podcast called Talking Lion which we edit/produce ourselves.

I've written songs for Transviolet ("Long Shot"), Lizzy Land ("Losing My Head"), Phangs ("Good Now"), and Hailey Knox ("Red Eye") and I was a sound designer/editor on the feature films "Always Shine" (by Sophia Takal), "Dreamland" (by Robert Schwartzman), and "The Intervention" (by Clea DuVall).

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

Interview with Nate Flaks

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: New songs for Sleeping Lion, wrapping the season of Talking Lion (podcast), sound design for a few short films, and finishing up songs for some the artists we work with!

  3. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  4. A: Noah Longworth McGuire (my more talented other half)

  5. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  6. A: Reach out & talk to me! Every project is different (as is what my schedule looks like) so there's always a chance we can figure out the best rate for your project!

  7. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  8. A: Pen, journal, 3 bottles of water

  9. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  10. A: I started as a sound designer/editor mainly working on film with a folk band on the side. Then one evening in 2015 I met a rising pop artist (who I hadn't heard of at the time) who explained how the industry worked & that conversation inspired me to start my band Sleeping Lion & begin songwriting for other artists.

  11. Q: How would you describe your style?

  12. A: Pop-adjacent

  13. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  14. A: Pop mainly, but we often veer towards folk/alternative ideas.

  15. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  16. A: Talking! Between songwriting session & the podcast, I'm always looking to have meaningful conversations with artists.

  17. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  18. A: I'm very lyric-driven so I will always push for a strong concept with a real emotional core and try to squeeze in a few strong internal rhyme ideas.

  19. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  20. A: Jon Bellion, Lido, Julia Michaels, Noah Gundersen, Loote, The Japanese House

  21. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  22. A: Songwriting mainly! Otherwise I'm often doing sound design for film projects or editing our podcast

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