Hello! I have lived in Nashville for the past ten years. I am a singer/songwriter looking for co-writers and producers.
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Interview with Esperance
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I have done a little studio time myself but nothing major. I just want to write. I could do background vocals but I am a writer at heart.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A lot of different song drafts, but I am also taking a full semester this summer.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I am new to this platform, so no.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital usually because then we can work anywhere. If you are local then we can meet somewhere safe.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to try to bring your ideas to life, I promise to get things done when you need it, and if I can't do something I will let you know so I don't waste your time. Whatever we create I want you to be proud of and if you are not happy the first round then let's do it again.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like how I can create a song in five minutes or it may take me a week. I just like the excitement!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you show me what you have written? Yes, but I usually only write for myself and I am very big about copyrights.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Sometimes people think because I don't have a big brand name backing me up that I am not as professional. Everyone has to start somewhere.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are you looking for? What is the closed thing that already exists compare to what you want? Do you have deadlines? Are you looking for someone to brainstorm with or do you have a general idea? How do you give credit to those that have worked with you?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: It's all about finding the person that can bring your vision to life. Having an idea is great but also be open to who you are partnering with ideas. Stay true to yourself!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I would take a pot for boiling water, a machete as a knife, a hammock, a LifeStraw to filter water anywhere, and a backpack.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: This is just a part-time thing. I love music but I am also in the process of finishing my bachelor's degree and applying to grad school.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is music that makes the listener feel look. I like meaningful things because they last longer.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Erykah Badu. I have been listening to her for many years. Everything about her is authentic, what I mean is nothing about how she presents herself feels forced. When I hear her I recognize her immediately.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I like to imagine what the song could be used for while writing it. It's important to know why you write. Sometimes, I start a song with no direction but I like to go back to see what it could be to edit the lyrics.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on blues and jazz.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I am good at conveying meaning through imagery. Researching is also one of my biggest assets. I can write about anything if I research the history of it and know why it's important to the person wanting to address it.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: For me, music is about communicating feelings through something everyone can understand. Music that lasts has a message that never fades with time. If you feel it, others will probably feel it too. The way something is phrased can make all the difference.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: With co-writing it depends if you have a deadline or if you want the lyrics to flow. I don't like to force lyrics because I believe if a phrase or melody comes to you, you should let it.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: As a songwriter, I don't have a studio set up. I can write anywhere. It's all about the mood when I am writing.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Erykah Badu, Beth Hart, Nina Simone, Eartha Kitt, Khalid, Elise LeGrow, Ane Brun & Linnea Olsson, Benjamin Clementine, Chavela Vargas, Soha, Vaya Con Dios, etc
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I am a singer/ songwriter. We can co-write together in person or remotely. I am more Jazz and Blues based but I am willing to work with any genre.