Every year the Songwriter’s Association of Canada does a songwriting challenge. You have to write one song a week in response to a challenge issued by a pro. This week’s challenge was to write a song with someone else. I ended up working with Brent Schmidt who is a really great lyricist and songwriter. Here’s the song:
This one was a lot of fun. I feel like I learned a lot getting to work with Brent. Mostly I write lyrics by the seat of my pants, just writing what I feel and trying to match it to a story. Brent takes a much more methodical approach which I found really helpful to learn from. We ended up with lots of notes and research and I think it made for a stronger, clearer story. I went back to trying to write an electronic track and find a pop melody to put on it. This was a great challenge!