What are you working on at the moment?
I'm working on a pop rock EP and a multigenre project called The Field. An EP is coming out soon and we'll be performing The Field in subways throughout NYC and a Music/ Art Show in June.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Rachel Galavetz can WRITE and SING.
Analog or digital and why?
Digital lets you keep the good mistakes, and erase the bad ones.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I can write Lyrics, Top lines, Songwriting, and Melodies.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I've written words and music for theater, spoken word poems, and songs. I've been doing this for 4 years off and on mostly doing personal projects. I'd like to do it more often with other people/singers/ producers.
How would you describe your style?
I use visual imagery in lyrics. I put raw emotion in them but make it fit with rhymes and rhythm.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I have a Midi Keyboard, a Mic, and Logic.
What's your strongest skill?
Rhymes and visual lyrics. Storytelling through song.I take direction well.
What do you bring to a song?
I bring a positive attitude and observations of life. I strive to put those hard to describe feelings in song form.
What's your typical work process?
I talk with the artist/ producer about what they want the song to be about. See what imagery or phrases we can evoke from conversation. Then I listen to the song on loop and put the words/ melody in where they fit. I'll send the lyrics as one document and can record a topline if necessary.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Pink Floyd, Robert Delong, Kanye West, Rick Rubin
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I produced an EP I wrote the words, music, and orchestrations to. It featured 7 singers and 8 Musicians. It was a true joy working with so many talented artists bringing this vision to life.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I promise to deliver.
What do you like most about your job?
I appreciate collaboration to make something someone else in the great world beyond studio walls can hear and hopefully vibe with.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
What's your process? I let the song come to me or I go to the song.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
Songwriting easy and doesn't take time.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
When do you need it by? Can we talk about it? What do you want this song to say? Who is singing it? What's their range?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Tell me what you're going for. There are many exciting possibilities in creating a song which means there are many ways to go.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Recorder, Notepad, Mini Piano, Pen, Guitar
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Robert DeLong. He's revolutionary. He's a brillinat one man band who also plays drums. His live shows are amazing. His songs make you feel, think, and move. The song trifecta.
Can you share one music production tip?
Don't be afraid to make mistakes. They can turn into things you can use.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Pop, Rock, Gospel, Hip Hop, Musical, but am open to other genres like Country and EDM.