Welcome to Episode 13! (Episode 3 | Series 2)
AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT.
Okay, not really…maybe a little. I met this guest a little over a year ago when we both participated in a artists retreat and concert with Faith Rivera (Episode 6). I remember hearing her songs and thinking, “Wow, this is cool!”
She is incredibly sweet and incredibly talented AND she has a featured vocalist spot on my upcoming debut album -pretty cool.
She is Johana.
She does something a little different and that is what is called “Top-lining”, which means she writes lyrics to already established tracks. It’s actually a little more difficult than most might think. You don’t have the flexibility when you are writing a song in the “regular” way because you can’t just use a different chord or structure or whatever – you have to work with what you are given and just go with it.
I got the opportunity to talk live with Johana in NTNS Studios and we talk about it all. We talk about how she discovered Soulful House Music and what it’s like to write a song to a track and what are some of the challenges.
My own take-away? Don’t think too hard – just go with it.
As artist, we tend to think so much about everything, which is a little counter-productive as we want to let ourselves be free to express what we want to express in song. Get out of the way and just go with it!
As always, I truly love recording these episodes because every time I do, I learn something new. It’s more for me than it is for you.
You can check out Johana’s website – www.johanaismusic.com
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Also, all of Johana’s music is available HERE on iTUNES.
Purchase the song “You” that was featured on the episode HERE.
Purchase Johana’s album, FREE TO BE here on iTunes.
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