Erica S

Lyric writing

Erica S on SoundBetter

Your thoughts and ideas are your own. Allow me to poetically enhance them. Not only will I help express what is needed to be heard, but it will be done in a way others can relate and feel what you do.

I don’t have much of a background in the business, but we all have to start somewhere. So this is my start. I have some experience with garage band. I have several songs written about different topics varying from romance, encouragement, self struggle, and even zombies. Some of the songs I’ve written and recorded are on my SoundCloud.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

Interview with Erica S

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: Friends of mine run a podcast and I (drunkenly) offered to write them a theme song. I asked the style desired, what they wanted it to be about, first second or third person, and if they wanted it to be obvious what the podcast was about. I wrote the lyrics, music, and drum beat within a week. They play it before every podcast and even use some of my lyrics now as a logo!

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: A song for a band who is having “writers block”

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Nope

  7. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  8. A: To work with you in a timely matter and to always be honest.

  9. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  10. A: Being creative

  11. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  12. A: Haven’t had any questions yet...

  13. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  14. A: I am attempting to be a ghostwriter, and really have no knowledge of anyone who is. I assume that a misconception would be that it isn’t rewarding because your work is being used with out credit given, however I don’t see it that way. Once again, I would be honored if someone used my lyrics and/or trusted me to create lyrics telling a specific story/message.

  15. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  16. A: I already answered this before reading this question LOL. I guess to add to that I would ask if they wanted lyrics to be cryptic. Also, I would ask to hear the song and or melody they want it for. I am able to create melodies and such too if it is needed.

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

  18. A: If I am someone who interests you, let’s talk. Having a conversation with someone reveals if there is a good connection. Don’t ever be afraid to tell me if it’s not working or if you need/want things changed. This is a service you are paying for... you absolutely need to be 100% satisfied.

  19. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  20. A: Ummm.... assuming there is enough supplies to survive and electricity is available.... a guitar, laptop, microphone, chords to plug them in to the laptop, and headphones.

  21. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  22. A: I have been writing songs since I was 12. In the past two or three years, I’ve written songs for friends, one podcast(run by friends of mine, a YouTube series another friend wrote (the song wasn’t used but more for fun) and one band that has been struggling with writing lately.

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: Again, this is a tough one because I know that any song can be mixed or remixed to sound a certain way. But I suppose I could say lyrically I am poetic

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

  26. A: I would LOVE to work with PINK or Lady GaGa. I feel a lot of my music is about empowerment, self love and encouragement. Those two stand out the most to me with having the same message.

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

  28. A: When writing a song, think about who you are writing to. Music, though may be personal to the artist, truly is for the audience.

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

  30. A: When writing my own music, I tend to write alternative rock I suppose? I don’t really know how to answer this because whatever lyrics or songs I’ve written can be used in many styles of music.

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: My ability to reveal a message with out saying it blankly.

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

  34. A: First and foremost heart. When I write song lyrics I write with the same passion given from the one who is singing. I feel that music truly allows listeners to relate, escape and/or contemplate. It would be an honor to be a part of that.

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

  36. A: There are a series of questions I ask: What is the message? Is it a story or simply about a topic First, second or third person

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

  38. A: Writing lyrics.