Thought provoking lyricist of all genres, sole member of the soon to be released band Overcoming Apathy
I am a lyricist and songwriter with a specialty for writing deep and thought provoking lyrics. I can write for any genre and any style and look forward to working with you soon!
Below are a few links to a series of google doc's containing a few songs to serve as a sample of my work. Please know these are just a small example of what I am capable of and I can write in much different styles of you prefer! To access, just copy and paste the link into your browser.
Song 1: Inheritance
Song 2: Back to Agony
Song 3: Seeking Light
Song 4: Car Wreck
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3 ReviewsEndorse Peter Joseph
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It was a pleasure working with Peter! He provided a unique and fun song for me to sing on. He was very easy to work with and helped make my job go very smoothly with his communication. I would definitely work with him again! :)
Excellent song writer! Super fast too. I just provided the music and an extremely vague idea and he ran with it and totally killed it. He also works around your abilities which is really cool. Highly recommend.
The fastest writer I have worked with so far. He also delivers a very detailed explanation of his lyrics. His lyrics were deep and fitted really well with the backing track. It was a great experience working with him
Interview with Peter Joseph
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: A close and dear friend who is an incredibly talented musician, Joey Costantino, wrote his first EP "Changes" in 2017. Though he was the lead lyricist, I am proud to say I assisted in the song writing process for many of the songs released on that EP.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My personal solo project Overcoming Apathy is in the processes of recording and producing our first release, a full length album titled "Introduction to Apathy".
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: There is a female singer named Ivy Mary who did a fantastic job singing on one of my upcoming songs for my band Overcoming Apathy.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise is to give a sincere meaning to your song that listeners will enjoy and be able to connect with.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like being able to express myself freely and or help someone else's vision come to life.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception may be that lyricist have to draw from their own experiences. While it's true that is a great method to write songs, you can draw from the experiences of others, or even fictional people as well.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Do you have an instrumental for me to write to? Is there a specific topic I should write about? Do you have any preferences against profanity?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: My advice is to be honest and free in describing what you are looking for in your song. I love helping to have someone else's vision fully come to life, and to do that it always helps to have as much information as possible about the desired outcome of the song.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My laptop, an interface, my guitar, a midi keyboard, and a bass guitar.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started out as a drummer when I was fifteen and quickly moved on to guitar and bass as well. I had been writing lyrics since I was a young child and once I started creating instrumentals I came to a full grasp of how lyrics should properly fit over a song.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I can write in any style for any genre. That being said, I have a knack for telling fictional stories within my songs as demonstrated by sample songs inheritance and car wreck.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Dave Grohl. I think he writes brilliant instrumentals and puts a deep amount of emotion into his lyrics.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Make sure your lyrics have a proper syllable count to ensure a line fits over an allotted space of time within a song.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: All types of music!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is lyric writing. However, I also play drums, guitar, and bass, giving me a strong insight into how the instrumental of a song works, which truly helps with writing melodies.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring meaning to a song, I am able to create words that not only accompany an instrumental, but also move the listener.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually try to find an inspiration first. The topic may be given to me by a client, or if requested I can find one on my own. Often times I will either try and ponder over a recurring emotion I've been feeling, or write a fictional story in my head and then translate it to lyrics.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have logic pro x to record melodies I write for my lyrics. I can record samples of me singing the lyrics, but as I am not a great singer I can also write out the melody with a midi software instrument to ensure you fully understand both the pitch of the melody and how it aligns with the syllables of the lyrics.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: When it comes to lyrics, I love songs/songwriters that tell stories. Some of my favorite lyricists include Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters/Nirvana), Tyler Carter (Issues/Woe is Me), Chris Martin (Coldplay), Ed Sheeran, Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die), Billie Eiliish, Jake Luhrs (August Burns Red), and many more!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I write lyrics and accompanying melodies. I may be starting completely from scratch for a client or I can write to an existing instrumental of theirs.