I am the hungriest songwriter on soundbetter, willing and ready to go above and beyond to give you the song you want.
I am Seth Balestrieri, a singer/songwriter from Chelmsford, MA. As far as my resume is concerned at this moment, I have not had the opportunity to work with any major artists or labels, but I view this as a strength. The reason you should choose me is because I am just as passionate about writing a hit and getting my name out there as much as you are. I've been writing songs since I was 15. I have released a full length album, and I'm currently getting ready to release my second full length album using funds from a successfully run kickstarter campaign. I have also worked with other local artists helping craft songs with them, such as ITAI and Estephanie Marie.
My specialties are lyric writing and writing strong hook/catchy chorus.
I am a trained singer, and guitarist as well. Most of the work I do for you will be sent with a basic acoustic guitar track, and a vocal piece to follow.
I can also if need be help the song get produced, or get beats for your song created. But this would usually require extra costs as some or that work is outsourced.
If you prefer I can also work on a pre-existing beat or instrumental which you provide.
In addition if you have a pre-existing melody and just need lyrics. I can do that for you as well.
Essentially.... I want to be your partner. I want you to have a song you, your fans, and the industry will all love.
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
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Interview with Seth Balestrieri
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common type of work I am involved in is lyric and melody writing. I have been known for writing catchy hooks and choruses.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually try to make my process as collaborative as possible. No two projects are the same, and I want to make sure I truly understand the vision for the song, and any personal connection to it before beginning. I always start with an interview and conversation. Be ready for lots of questions about your vision! After I have the notes I need I get to writing/researching the topic. I usually write more than I need, and then edit it to fit the parameters of the song, and cut it down to "hit" length.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: The one thing I've never wanted to be in music is someone else. Anyone can just find another artist, and copy their sound and copy their style and become a sound alike. I bring open mindedness to every project, ready to create something no one has ever heard. I also know how to get a song finished. If you got deadlines to meet, I can meet them. I've written songs in crunch time plenty of times.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I often receive compliments on my melodies and hook writing. I'm told my songs are so catchy and get stuck in people's heads. Which will help make your song memorable. I also write very creative/descriptive lyrics. I'm not afraid to do something new.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I will work on any type of music. I'm mostly familiar with alternative, pop, rock, singer-songwriter, folk, americana. However I am interested in writing for R&B, soul, rap, and country. I just haven't had the opportunity to write for those genres yet. Regardless, I'm ready to work!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I don't believe fame or fortune defines a quality piece of work. Sometimes good marketing is what takes a certain artist to the top. I know plenty of independent artists that inspire me more than artists on the radio today. The artists I want to work with are the ones who are dreamers. The people who don't want to live a life doing the same mundane work every day, and are passionate to go after what they really love.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: As far as style is concerned, I often like to write big choruses. As in "powerful" choruses. I believe a strong chorus is what hits a song out of the park and makes it memorable. From a lyrical standpoint I love the use of word play. I often use words with double meanings to enhance the feel and flow. I also try to be as vivid as possible, without being too specific. Meaning create music that has a feel,or picture, but can still be interpreted in different ways by the listener.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have always wanted to write songs for other people. I never had the necessary connections to get my ideas heard, so I decided to become an artist myself in order to get noticed. I developed my singing and guitar skills to compliment my songs. After gaining enough traction and fans to have a professional career, I still had the desire to write for other people. Which is why I am here now.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't hire someone because of who they have already worked with. The best music is created by the most dedicated team. I am not here just to cash a check, I'm here to make great music with the potential to make it big. I am just as invested in this project as you are. People who have already made it, are not as hungry and will not give your work the time and dedication it needs.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Alot of people go in thinking a songwriter is a producer. I do have the ability to outsource production and beat makers into a project, but my primary job is creating lyrics, melodies, and hooks.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'm here to give the project my all. I can promise I will go above and beyond what other songwriters will do for your project. I am more interested in the success of the song, than the payment for it.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Currently I'm finishing up my second studio album titled, "The Lover and The Fighter".