Need a unique voice or a quirky songwriter for your track? I started songwriting when I went through Second City's Comedy writing program and started singing when I was a paraprofessional for people with Autism. I'm now a recording artist who has been featured on online radio and podcasts.
Services I offer:
Vocals and Background Vocals
You will get a calm, patient, and positive experience working with me and I specialize in helping creatives get what they're feeling or thinking out into the music.
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
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Interview with Cora Vasseur
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: When I got started I worked with several music directors in sketch comedy shows. They created the music and I created the words. I loved how we were in the flow and worked fast and the final products were in shows that made people laugh and were the highlights of their days.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A series of singles.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Kris Bradley of BoomFox Productions. She's my mentor and amazing.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. It gives you time and you can take as many takes as you need/want.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to give 110% to your project, to keep communicating through the process, and always make the deadline.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love the magic of creating something, collaborating and connecting with someone's vision to help them create what they hear in their head.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: They ask about turnaround and price. Prices are above. Turnaround varies, but it's usually never longer than a week and I always make the deadline we've decided upon.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Artists are flakey and challenging to deal with. I pride myself on communication and listening.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I usually ask what artists or songs inspired the song they're asking me to work on.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Give artist or song examples if you can. It helps guide the direction.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I would take my laptop with Logic, my mic, my interface, midi controller and my acoustic guitar.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've done toplining and lyrics since 2010. I've been singing for 3 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style has been described as a girls night out with Kacey Musgraves and Joni Mitchell, fun and uplifting.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would like to hold a seance or time travel to work with Elliott Smith. I love his way with words and his recording techniques to create these simple, but powerful songs.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: You have time. Breath. One of the great things about digital and recording at home is we can do several takes.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on a lot of "hyphen" genres: folk-pop, folk-rock, acoustic pop. If someone wants something to be heavily influenced by a genre, I can bring in that style. I grew up on music from the 60's and a wide range of rock.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is helping people say what they want to say and how they feel.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring optimism, a quirky sense of humor, and different way of seeing things. I love making connections and creating unique metaphors. I bring patience and create space for an idea to come out and develop.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I listen to the client, asking them what songs or artists they like, were inspired by or what sound/vibe they're looking for. I listen to the track and see how it makes me feel. I write an intuitive take with the client's inspiration in mind and fine tune until it's what the client wants.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a home studio that includes Logix Pro X, an Audio Technica AT2020 condenser mic, Scarlett Focusrite interface.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: There are so many from so many genres, but I really like Elliott Smith, Phoebe Bridgers, and Josh Ramsay.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: My most common work for clients is listening to what they want, what they're looking for and creating a unique melody or topline for them.