I am a talented multi-genre songwriter from Jamaica. My musical palate was shaped by the Gospel music played in my house; the Reggae and Dancehall in the streets; the Pop, Hip Hop/Rap, R&B and Soul on the radio; and the Indie and Rock music I discovered on the internet.

Do you want a song with powerful, uplifting, emotive lyrics? Personal lyrics which hit close to home? Dark and depressing lyrics? A song with top 40 lyrics? No problem. I may draw on personal experiences or yours if you so desire. Or more instinctively, dig deep inside myself and pull from my emotions or from someone else’s to create the mood of a song.

Do you want a song with visual, descriptive or story-telling lyrics? You have come to the right place. As part of my creative process, I illustrate an image or a video in my mind to set a scene or to tell a story. What is happening now? What happened before? What is going to happen next?

Do you like word play? Songs with lyrical lyrics to the point they are lyrically lyrical (what!?). You are just doubling up words. Oh, so you like double rhymes and meanings, tongue twisting, breath-taking lyrics that are different? I got you, fam. I am able to draw lyrical diversity from a variety of sources: Jamaican culture; the plethora of musical genres and artists I listen to.; the myriad of songwriters I am inspired by and study; high school Spanish and French as well as the basic Mandarin Chinese I studied at a local Confucius Institute.

I write to an instrument, top-line or track. None of the above? I am able to craft lyrics within the stylistic wheel house of a specific artist or band.

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

The typical turn around time is 5 business days.
2 free revisions.
Song split and work for hire negotiable. Let's discuss.

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Interview with Jolan Ellwood

What do you like most about your job?
It's fun to create something from nothing. It brings a certain joy and pride which can't be explained. It's mind blowing at times.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That it is easy.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Let the work speak for itself.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I have been writing songs for 3 years.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Rihanna. She is a modern day quintessential pop star.
What type of music do you usually work on?
I usually work on pop and rock music.
What do you bring to a song?
It depends on what the song requires. It could be clever lyrics, a story, a mood or theme.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Max Martin, Johan Shellback, Sia
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Write lyrics.