Adam Bastug

Songwriter, Lyricist, Vocalist

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Tell me what you want a song to be about and I'll bring it to life! Tell me any elements you want included your song and I'll make it happen.

I've been songwriting for close to 10 years now, I started very early on as a teenager. I write for my band Hot Plastic Poets, but also write songs for friends and for fun to stay sharp.

I specialize in Indie Rock, Indie Pop and Folk, but I would be happy to work on any genre. If you have a melody, I can write lyrics for you or I can write a song from scratch.

If you get a song written by me, you will get the lyrics, chord progression, any melodic elements I feel need included and a demo with guitar/vocals. This also includes two rewrites, if necessary, based on your feedback.

Please send me a message about your project and about bulk songwriting pricing.

Send me a note through the contact button above.

Interview with Adam Bastug

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

  2. A: Think about what you want before making a request. Listen to your favorite artists or songs and be prepared to provide a reference.

  3. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  4. A: Phoebe Bridgers - We have a similar lyrical sense and she seems to lay fun lyrics into really serious subject matter, which is my favorite.

  5. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  6. A: What you actually hear is a better compass than traditional production "rules"

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

  8. A: Usually Indie Rock, it's my favorite genre to play and write.

  9. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  10. A: Listening. I try to listen to clients and fully understand their expectations before beginning a project.

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

  12. A: Versatility. I can write about most any subject and from any perspectives. I like to write very metaphorically as well as literally depending on the subject matter.

  13. Q: What's your typical work process?

  14. A: My typical work process is to get an idea or reference track from a client, take that idea and write my own take on it, give the initial idea to the client for feedback and then record a final demo depending on the project.

  15. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  16. A: I use Logic and mostly analog equipment. I usually use one of my strats, but have multiple electric guitars. I use my Martin Steve Earle Model the most for acoustics, and record vocals with a Neumann tlm-103

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

  18. A: John Mayer is everything. He's just it.

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

  20. A: The common type of work I do is writing a song for a client, which includes the progression (music) and lyrics. Some people give me a lyrical idea they want me to expand upon, and others let me write about anything.

GenresSounds Like
  • Mac DeMarco
  • Snail Mail
  • Phoebe Bridgers
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