Trained vocalist and lyricist using empathy and experience to add depth and emotion to your project
Welcome to my page! My name is Carmen, I am a songwriter with 15 years of experience. I have toured internationally and played festivals all over the world. I have written critically acclaimed songs and released albums on a number of boutique record labels. I own a studio in my hometown of Toronto where I work as a voice actor and singer for hire, as well as producing and co-writing tracks with many wonderful talented artists. I specialize in lyric writing, topline melody and can shred a mean guitar part too!
I love to collaborate and help projects find their highest vibration and won't be happy until YOU are satisfied with the result. I use an AT 2020, a UA Arrow and Logic Pro X. My go to plug ins are the iZotop suite, Soundtoys and Valhalla Vintage Verb.
Send me a message and we’ll discuss your project and see if I’m a fit for you! I’ll send you an mp3 rough mix for your approval, do one round of revisions if needed, then once you approve and release funds, I will send all stems as .wav files dry/raw, completely tuned and edited.
Contact me and let's chat!
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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5 ReviewsEndorse Carmen Elle
Carmen is a really professional and talented vocalist and songwriter. She's also very good at understanding the client's needs and ideas and makes them come true.
Working with Carmen was a pleasure! She is extremely talented and good communication and knows what I need!!!
Great experience for me!
Carmen is a very talented, professional singer and musician. She has a great voice and took my song to the next level. She’s great to collaborate with, listens and communicates well and understands what you need to deliver a great song.
Seriously, Carmen is amazing! We have only just recently started worker together and I have already asked her to collaborate on 4 tunes. She sings beautifully (in a bunch of different styles) and is a very talented lyricist. Carmen is also very good at guiding a song in new directions to make it the best it can be. She just gets it! I look forward to the next opportunity to work with her.
Amazing talent and a complete joy to work with. We’ve worked together a few times and I’m always blown away by whatever Carmen has contributed. Very professional and down to earth, incredible voice, and one of my favourite songwriters.
Interview with Carmen Elle
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Breezy, cool, sweet and spicy
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Blood Orange. I love his tracks, I love his musicality, style and originality.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Put a nice reverb on an aux track and light a candle to get the ultimate vibe while recording vocals ;)
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, electronic, indie rock, folk, r&b, EDM
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I excel when working with lyric and melody together at the same time. I absolutely love helping to bring songs to life. I will write lyrics to any topic that bring an extra dimension to a killer track
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Evocative lyrics, emotive vocal performances, exciting topline melodies and infectious harmonies!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: After speaking with the client I will create a verse and chorus with melodies and lyrics and some harmonies if necessary. I will deliver a bounce of the song to the client and get feedback. Then I will complete the song factoring in the feedback and deliver raw tunes .wav files within the proposed time frame.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: UA Arrow Soundcard, AT 2020 Condenser Mic, ATH-M50x headphones, MacBook Pro, Logic Pro X
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Sofi Tukker, Dua Lipa, Billie Eillish, Phoebe Bridgers
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Topline melody writing, Lyrics, Full song vocal demos