Interviews


Songwriting interviews, inspirational stories, new artist showcases and more…

We talk to up-and-coming artists and big names alike to get the inside story on their songwriting techniques and on how they got to where they are today, while experienced hired songwriters share some of their ideas to help get your creative juices flowing.

15/02/2019

Song Deconstructed: ‘Untie The Ropes’ by Komraus

The London-based cinematic electronic outfit’s singer and songwriter, Sara Rioja, explains how their debut album’s title track came to be…

Marlene Oak

13/02/2019

Introducing… Marlene Oak

The Swedish folk-blues singer-songwriter looks set to impress everyone with her luscious vocals and standout productions on her new EP…

SK Shlomo

08/02/2019

SK Shlomo’s 10 lessons learnt from a decade of collaboration

The world-record-breaking beatboxer shares advice on creativity and mental health from Björk, Damon Albarn, Ed Sheeran, Jason Mraz and more…

Henry Binns

05/02/2019

Interview: Henry Binns

We get to know the English producer, remixer, engineer, songwriter and musician behind ambient electronic duos Zero 7 and Equador…

Cassadee Pope

01/02/2019

Interview: Cassadee Pope

Former lead singer of rock band Hey Monday and 2012 ‘The Voice’ winner talks about her revealing new country album…

Fredfades & Jawn Rice

24/01/2019

Songs In The Key Of… Oslo

Norwegian super producers Fredfades & Jawn Rice take us on an electronica and electro-infused musical journey through their capital city…

Mozes And The Firstborn

18/01/2019

Song Deconstructed: ‘If I’ by Mozes And The Firstborn

In the first of a new feature, we pick a new track and ask the songwriter to reveal the recipe…

Equador's Bo Bruce

15/01/2019

Interview: Bo Bruce

From runner-up of The Voice UK in 2012 to becoming one-half of Equador with Henry Binns, the singer-songwriter reveals all…

Iris Gold

08/01/2019

Songs In The Key Of… Copenhagen

Danish-Jamaican songstress Iris Gold plots a journey through a diverse collection of music from Denmark’s capital, including some tribal opera…

Gabrielle 'Dreams' cover

28/12/2018

How I wrote ‘Dreams’ by Gabrielle

Learn about one of the 90s’ biggest pop smashes and the highest charting debut single by a female solo act…

Corey Taylor

12/12/2018

Interview: Corey Taylor

Our cover star was one of rock and metal’s shining stars – the head honcho of Slipknot and Stone Sour…

Opeth

09/12/2018

Interview: Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt

God of extreme prog metal: not just one of the most highly acclaimed songwriters of his genre, a true legend…

Vagabon

07/12/2018

Interview: Vagabon

Infinite songwriting wisdom: at the end of last year we highlighted the brilliant Laetitia ‘Vagabon’ Tamko as a breakthrough artist…

DeVotchKa. Pic: Jen Rosenstein

05/12/2018

Interview: DeVotchKa’s Nick Urata

The Colorado-based quartet’s frontman talks about making their cinematic indie music and scoring award-winning movies ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ and ‘Paddington’…

John J Presley

04/12/2018

Songs In The Key Of… Alternative Blues

Electric bluesman from Birmingham, John J Presley, shares a selection of alt-blues tracks and explains how they have influenced him…

Ask The Experts - Paul Gray

30/11/2018

Ask The Experts: Paul Gray of the MU

We put some frequently-asked questions on royalty splits and songwriters’ rights to The Damned bassist and Musicians’ Union regional officer…

How I wrote 'MMMBop' by Hanson

27/11/2018

How I wrote ‘MMMBop’ by Hanson

Isaac Hanson, the eldest of the sibling trio, tells the story of his group’s chart-topping blockbuster with the super-catchy chorus…

Boogie Wonderland

25/11/2018

How I wrote ‘Boogie Wonderland’ by Allee Willis

The disco classic from Earth, Wind & Fire might have sounded very different if it wasn’t for Allee Willis’ insistence…

RuthAnne

23/11/2018

RuthAnne’s 10 tips on transitioning from songwriter to artist

This successful Irish songwriter is making her move for solo stardom. Here are her tips on how to change lane…

Shy Cookie

23/11/2018

Songs In The Key Of… UK Garage

DJ and producer Shy Cookie takes on a journey through a genre which dominated the charts of the late 90s…

 


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2 thoughts on “Interviews

  1. I would love an interview with you guys. Please look at my recent interviews. Thank you.

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