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Sound Scrub

By Lisa Danaë
A place where I get to dissect the writing of a song. I'm your host, Lisa Danaë, a pop recording artist and songwriter from Pasadena, CA. I get to talk about the lyrics, the inspiration for the song, and learn about the production process with the Artist and Producer. You'll get to learn about how different songs came to life and discover new Artists that you may never come across on your own.
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Tiger Darrow - Fugly
New York hyperpop artist, producer, and songwriter, Tiger Darrow, expresses how we have been feeling about appearances, especially with social media, in her latest single, "Fugly". Alongside co-writer Rachel Bochner, we learn about the initial lyric line that sparked the inspiration for this song and the random melody that ended up being the root of it. We also discuss the production and what led to the rhythmic changes and explosive bridge, and also talked about the significance behind the music video.  Stream "Fugly" on the Sound Scrub Presents: Featured Sounds Spotify playlist. To learn more about Tiger, please visit her website, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
43:42
August 02, 2022
Caley Rose - Lonely Bird
Los Angeles pop artist, Caley Rose, is showing off a new side in her dark, cinematic single, "Lonely Bird". We discuss the inspiration of the song and the significance behind the subject of a bird. We also breakdown what Caley was imagining for the production as she started exploring the sounds that she was attracted to in the Game of Thrones soundtrack. Stream "Lonely Bird" on the Sound Scrub Presents: Featured Sounds Spotify playlist. To learn more about Caley, please visit her website, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
36:08
July 05, 2022
Peyton Shay - True Love Never Dies
Los Angeles artist, Peyton Shay, is telling a story about almost losing a loved one and realizing the bond you share transcends time in her single, "True Love Never Dies". Alongside producer, Brett Pemberton, we learn about the inspiration behind the lyric and how Peyton and Brett were dealing with similar situations around the same time, that allowed themselves to confide in each other while writing. We also discuss the cinematic production that takes you on this rollercoaster of emotions and how certain sections switched around as they were piecing this together. Stream "True Love Never Dies" on the Sound Scrub Presents: Featured Sounds Spotify playlist. To learn more about Peyton, please visit her Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.
35:44
June 28, 2022
Brooke - That's Rich
Irish Alt Pop artist, Brooke, has been making waves for her ferocious vocal delivery and dance worthy anthem like in her single, "That's Rich." Inspired by Blondie, the fiery and empowering track narrates how you should never settle for anyone who doesn’t fulfill your needs. We discuss more about the inspiration behind the lyric and what it was like for Brooke to write original music for the first time. We also get to hear about Brooke's journey that led her to representing Ireland in the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest. Stream "That's Rich" by Brooke on the Sound Scrub Presents: Featured Sounds Spotify playlist. To learn more about Brooke, please visit her website, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and YouTube.
34:48
June 21, 2022
Ava Kay - Go
Canadian singer-songwriter and composer, Ava Kay, created the soundtrack to life’s biggest transitions with her latest single, "Go". We learn about the inspiration behind the song and how she felt a full release while writing it as it was something she really needed to hear. We also discuss the instruments used to create this moving production that captures the moment she felt that full release. Stream "Go" on the Sound Scrub Presents: Featured Sounds Spotify playlist. To learn more about Ava, please visit her website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
24:02
June 14, 2022
Miles Francis - Nature
New York City singer, songwriter & multi-instrumentalist Miles Francis questions all of the impulses men have inside of them in their single "Nature", from their latest album Good Man. We learn about how this was written after an argument with their partner, where they lost their temper and had punched a wall after frustration. We also discuss the production moments that support the lyrical theme, how Miles had the basic structure written before the lyrics took shape, and the music video. Stream "Nature" on the Sound Scrub Presents: Featured Sounds Spotify playlist. To learn more about Miles, please visit their website, Instagram, and Twitter.
32:17
May 24, 2022
Devin Kennedy - Follow Through
Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter and producer, Devin Kennedy, talks about the sacrifices we all make in the pursuit of our life-long goals and aspirations in his pop, R&B single, “Follow Through”. Co-written and co-produced with longtime collaborator and friend, Dan Burke, we discuss the musical choices that were made to highlight the narrative and how Devin explored new production ideas like using vocal layers as instruments. We also learn more about the music video direction that Devin chose and how he was able to execute his idea thanks to one southern Californian hot air balloon company. Stream "Follow Through" by Devin Kennedy on the Sound Scrub Presents: Featured Sounds Spotify playlist. To learn more about Devin, please visit his website, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
19:26
May 10, 2022
Tory Floyd - As It Is
Los Angeles-based pop artist and songwriter, Tory Floyd, is infusing soulful R&B in her single, “As It Is.” Joined by her brother Preston aka Press Tone of Press Tone Productions, we learn how the song came to life almost instantly and how it started out with the goal of Julia Michaels cutting it for NBC’s Songland, but luckily fell back into her lap. We also discuss how the music video came together and how it features Tory discovering the magic in life through cosmic adventures. Stream "As It Is" by Tory Floyd on the Sound Scrub Presents: Featured Sounds Spotify playlist. To learn more about Tory, please visit her website, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.
42:30
May 03, 2022
Gareth Dunlop - Look Back Smiling
Irish singer-songwriter Gareth Dunlop is tugging at our heart strings with a relatable message in his song, “Look Back Smiling," from his recently released album, Album. We discuss the beginning stages of this song and how Gareth shared the initial track idea with his friend, Matthew Weir, which ultimately led to the decision of bringing Weir on as a co-producer. We also learn more about the different elements that Weir suggested to help Gareth explore more of an electronic sound, and how the storyline of its touching music video, starring his son & daughter, came together. Stream "Look Back Smiling" on the Sound Scrub Presents: Featured Sounds Spotify playlist. To learn more about Gareth, please visit his website, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook.
30:52
April 26, 2022
RVBY MY DEAR - Black Moon
Los Angeles based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, RVBY MY DEAR, describes the inescapable allure of endlessly doom-scrolling in her single, “Black Moon". We discuss the initial inspiration that led to the idea of the lyrical concept. Alongside continuous collaborator and producer, Andrew Lappin, we get a deeper dive into the decisions made to create this dreamy noir soundscape and how each production element was created. Stream "Black Moon" on the Sound Scrub Presents: Featured Sounds Spotify playlist. To learn more about RVBY MY DEAR, please visit her website, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.
53:48
April 19, 2022
Jordan Brynn - I Hate Loving You
Nashville pop artist and songwriter, Jordan Brynn, combines the teen heartbreak with authentic and storytelling lyricism in her song "I Hate Loving You" from her debut EP entitled You Like Me Better. We discuss Jordan's passion for detailed songwriting and how her first experience in the studio was during this project. Alongside Nashville producer, Thomas Dulin, we learn more about how the production came together and the importance of trust between an artist and producer. Stream "I Hate Loving You" by Jordan Brynn on the Sound Scrub Presents: Featured Sounds Spotify playlist. To learn more about Jordan, please visit her Instagram and TikTok.
34:18
April 05, 2022
Jay Alan - Got Feelings
Emerging LGBTQ+ dream pop artist, songwriter and YouTube sensation, Jay Alan, is spilling all of the details on his single, "Got Feelings", from his forthcoming debut EP. Alongside producer, Travis Heidelman, we learn about how the track spotlights his experience falling for a friend and the other iterations that helped pave the way to its final mix. We also discuss the production decisions they made and how some happy accidents ended up being perfect choices. Stream "Got Feelings" by Jay Alan on the Sound Scrub Presents: Featured Sounds Spotify playlist. To learn more about Jay, please visit his website, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
26:18
March 29, 2022
Dream Tonic & Lucien Francis - Silent Night
San Diego based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and music producer, Kristin Allen-Farmer, creates a musical vision with her artist project called Dream Tonic. She shares the full process of how she turned Christmas classic, "Silent Night", into a dark, dreamy soundscape. With the help of producer, Lucien Francis, they were able to incorporate different EDM downtempo drops to help paint a completely different picture from what even Dream Tonic imagined. We also learn more about what sparked the idea to take on a well-known Christmas song and make it her own. Stream "Silent Night" on the Sound Scrub Presents: Featured Sounds Spotify playlist. To learn more about Dream Tonic, please visit her website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
48:12
December 22, 2021
by.Sech feat. Sophie S - Edge of My Heart
Berlin based music producer and multi-instrumentalist, Sebastian Pecznik, is showing off a different side of him with his eclectic, jazz-pop Holiday song, "Edge of My Heart". Sebastian aka by.Sech, tells us how he couldn't get rid of this piano melody that popped into his head and why he believes piecing this arrangement together came so naturally for him. We also get to learn more about artist and songwriter, Sophie S, and how he would've felt lost if Sophie had declined being the vocalist. Listen to "Edge of My Heart" on the Sound Scrub Presents: Featured Sounds Spotify playlist. To learn more about Sech, please visit his website, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
42:16
December 14, 2021
23rd Hour feat. Caley Rose - Get Me Home for the Holidays
Los Angeles based power duo, 23rd Hour, unites with pop artist and songwriter Caley Rose to create a fun, quirky jazz/pop Christmas original called "Get Me Home for the Holidays". We discuss what inspired Caley and Sherry-Lynn Lee from 23rd Hour to come up with a different take on what it means to get home for holidays and where George Paolini from 23rd Hour pulled inspiration from to add to the lyrical concept. We also talk about the production and which instruments Sherry-Lynn experimented with to illustrate the lyrics and capture the mood of how hectic the holidays can be.  Stream "Get Me Home for the Holidays" on the Sound Scrub Presents: Featured Sounds Spotify playlist. To learn more about 23rd Hour, please visit their website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. And to learn more about Caley Rose, please visit her website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
57:30
December 07, 2021
WTCH feat. Coyote Eyes - Save Me
Dark pop artist and songwriter, Coyote Eyes, is teaming up with artist and producer, CJ-0, to form a power duo called WTCH. Their debut single, "Save Me", is a cinematic, goth soundscape with storytelling lyrics and beautiful vocal melodies. We get to learn about the story behind the lyrics and what inspired this subject as Coyote Eyes was finding herself in a familiar and alarming mindset. We also discuss the haunting production that CJ-0 pieced together to paint the picture of the lyrics and convey the different moods displayed throughout the story. Stream "Save Me" on the Sound Scrub Presents: Featured Sounds Spotify playlist. To learn more about WTCH, please visit their Instagram.
55:06
November 30, 2021
Annie Elise - Again and Again
Boston-based electronic artist and producer, Annie Elise, is sharing her thoughts on modern love in her latest single, "Again and Again". Annie opens up about her synesthesia and how it inspires her music, specifically in this song, how it affected the vocal production. Alongside producer, Sebastián, we get to learn about how the initial idea inspired the lyrical direction and how certain elements were created. We also discuss the sounds that they experimented with, but why it did or did not make the cut! Stream "Again and Again" on the Sound Scrub Presents: Featured Sounds Spotify playlist. To learn more about Annie, please visit her website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
45:20
November 23, 2021
Nick Tello - Sting
Los Angeles based, alternative artist and producer Nick Tello, is opening up about his past in his latest single, "Sting". We learn more about the inspiration behind this song and how this songwriting process was different. We also discuss decisions that were made for certain production elements and the moment he knew the song was complete. Stream "Sting" on the Sound Scrub Presents: Featured Sounds Spotify playlist. To learn more about Nick, please visit his Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
33:56
November 16, 2021
a girl named jaen - Droppin' Gems
Popternative artist and songwriter, a girl named jaen, sending us into 2022 with an empowering message in her new single, "Droppin' Gems". We learn about more about how this song was crafted with songwriter, Sherilyn Keller, for a brief and how the lyric changed because of that. We also hear from producer, John Frame, on what sparked the idea for the production and how it ended up contributing to the overall sound. Stream "Droppin' Gems" on the Sound Scrub Presents: Featured Sounds Spotify playlist. To learn more about a girl named jaen, please visit her website, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
49:59
November 09, 2021
Single Girl, Married Girl - Looking
Los Angeles-based pop, folk, Americana band, Single Girl, Married Girl, are opening up about their struggles with the music industry and the subject of seeking validation in their latest single, "Looking". Joined by lead singer and songwriter, Chelsey Coy, and co-writer and husband, Gary Knight, we get to learn about how this song came to life. We talk about how this was one of the songs that set the tone for their upcoming album, Three Generations of Leaving. We also learn more about the composition and how they got stuck until guitarist, Charlie Rauh, got his hands on the record and created the B-section, which made the song feel complete and gave the song a place to go to set up for the second verse. Stream "Looking" on the Sound Scrub Presents: Featured Sounds Spotify playlist. To learn more about Single Girl, Married Girl, please visit their website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
27:09
September 28, 2021
Sabrina Carmen - Dreaming Wide Awake
Los Angeles based alt-dream pop artist and songwriter, Sabrina Carmen, is combining cinematic pop with a moody soundscape in her latest single, "Dreaming Wide Awake". Along with co-writers and co-producers, Rebecca McBride, Rebekah Wilbur, Jamie Miller and Matt Richert, we get to learn more about how this song was crafted online via Zoom and how there were a few different versions before landing on the final production that features a cinematic build. We also learn more about the inspiration of the lyrics which explores escapism, transcendence, and brings the magic of the dream world into one's waking reality while also leaving room for the audience to come up with their own perspective.  Stream "Dreaming Wide Awake" on the Sound Scrub Presents: Featured Sounds Spotify playlist. To learn more about Sabrina, please visit her website, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter.
57:12
August 24, 2021
Bishop Ivy - tunnel vision
Pittsburgh based alt-pop artist, Bishop Ivy, is expressing his fear of letting go of a relationship in his latest single, "tunnel vision". We get to learn about how the production first came together, which led to the inspiration behind the lyrical concept and melodies. We also talk about how Ivy is inspired by everyday sounds and carries a field recorder to capture those sounds in hopes of incorporating effected versions of them in his productions. Listen to "tunnel vision" on the Sound Scrub Presents: Featured Sounds Spotify playlist. To learn more about Bishop, please visit his website, Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook.
26:20
July 20, 2021
Geena Kaye - Dizzy
New York-based synthpop artist, Geena Kaye, is showing the lighter, romantic side of herself in her single, "Dizzy". We learn about the feeling of a new relationship that sparked the lyrical concept of this song, but how overtime, a new meaning came to mind. We also learn more about what inspired the production and certain sounds that were created to heighten the lyrical experience. Stream "Dizzy" by Geena Kaye on the Sound Scrub Presents: Featured Sound Spotify playlist. To learn more about Geena, please visit her website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
33:29
July 13, 2021
Maggie Andrew - ILMIHM
Nova Scotia native pop artist and songwriter, Maggie Andrew, is saying goodbye to her old reality as she starts her journey of self love in her single, "ILMIHM". We learn about the inspiration of this lyric and the constant battle between the positive and negative voices in her head. We also get to learn more about the production of this song and how she made sure her co-writer and producer understood what she was imagining for the direction of this sound. Listen to "ILMIHM" on the Sound Scrub Presents: Featured Sounds Spotify playlist. To learn more about Maggie, please visit her website, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
26:15
June 29, 2021
Isa Marina - Paid Up
New York based pop/R&B artist, Isa Marina, is celebrating her journey to finding self-love and confidence in her single, "Paid Up". We learn more about the production and how she decided to incorporate hip-hop and reggaeton to show more of her playful personality in her music. We also get to learn more about her background in the music industry which ultimately led to the inspiration behind this anthem. Listen to "Paid Up" on the Sound Scrub Presents: Featured Sounds Spotify playlist. To learn more about Isa, please visit her website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
22:55
June 22, 2021
KiNG MALA - She Calls Me Daddy
Los Angeles based alt-pop artist, KiNG MALA, is bringing sass and power with her single, "She Calls Me Daddy". We get to learn about the inspiration behind the song and how this song initially started when she was introduced to the bass that producer, Rob Auerbach, created. We learn more about the production and how all of the subtle ear candy came into play, but also how they ended up revisiting and adding to the track before completion.  Listen to "She Calls Me Daddy" on the Sound Scrub Spotify playlist. To learn more about KiNG MALA, please visit her Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
18:45
May 25, 2021
LACUNA J - Fool (For Loving You)
Manchester-based singer-songwriter, LACUNA J, is back on Sound Scrub sharing all you need to know about her latest single, "Fool (For Loving You)". We learn about the inspiration behind the song, but how it, unfortunately, was easy for her to relate to the topic with her personal experience on the matter. We also get to learn more about her collaborations with producer, Will Paterson, and how she ended up producing the bridge when Paterson left her in the studio alone to finalize lyrics and melodies. Listen to "Fool (For Loving You)" on the Sound Scrub Presents: Featured Sound Spotify playlist. To learn more about LACUNA J, visit her website, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
32:40
May 18, 2021
KPH & The Canary Collective - Devastating Love
Originally from Seattle, WA, Kaeley Pruitt-Hamm, also known as KPH & The Canary Collective, is extending her love for singing and songwriting by collaborating with others that are looking to turn their life experiences into songs. Alongside co-writer and NFL music coordinator, Attique Iqbal, we get to learn more about his story and how Kaeley found a mutual connection within his experience with love and heartbreak, which led to this co-write. KPH also shares more about the magical origin of the production elements that are showcased throughout the song. Listen to "Devastating Love" on the Sound Scrub Presents: Featured Sounds Spotify playlist. To learn more about KPH & The Canary Collective, please visit her Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
45:08
May 11, 2021
Lina Nikol - Get It On
Bulgarian R&B artist, Lina Nikol, tells the story of having the desire to satisfy an undeniable connection in her latest single, "Get It On". We learn what inspired this song and how Lina heard certain sections as she was writing. We also get detailed insight on the production alongside producer, Boyan Angelov, and how they crafted this 90s inspired sound.  Stream "Get It On" by Lina Nikol on the Sound Scrub Presents: Featured Sounds Spotify playlist. To learn more about Lina, please visit her website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
25:20
May 04, 2021
Shihori - Invisible
New York based Japanese singer-songwriter, Shihori, is exploring feelings and questioning relationships in her latest single, "Invisible". We talk about the inspiration behind the lyrics and how she navigated through the recording process with another producer using the platform, Soundbetter. We also get to learn more about Shihori's career and her decision to move from Japan to the US! Stream "Invisible" on the Sound Scrub Presents: Featured Sounds Spotify playlist. To learn more about Shihori, please visit her website, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
17:20
April 27, 2021
Coral Palms - Echoes
London-based indie pop band, Coral Palms, brings up warm summer memories in their single, "Echoes". We get to learn the inspiration behind Ollie's conversational lyrics that correlates with the inspiration behind the production. We also discuss the series of events on how writing this song turned Coral Palms into an official four-piece band. Stream "Echoes" on the Sound Scrub Presents: Featured Sounds Spotify playlist. To learn more about Coral Palms, please visit their website, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter.
27:31
April 20, 2021
Dylan Dunlap - Soldier On
Los Angeles based singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, Dylan Dunlap, is overcoming fear and fighting for love in his title track, "Soldier On," from his recent EP Soldier On. We get to learn about the initial inspiration behind this song and how a year later he decided to rework the lyrics with his co-writer, Kirk Adolph. We also talk about his vocal process as I found this particular vocal to stand out and appreciated how he created dynamics to really bring out the emotion of the lyrics. Listen to "Solider On" on the Sound Scrub Presents: Featured Sounds Spotify playlist. To learn more about Dylan, please visit his website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
23:44
April 13, 2021
Ava Kay - Wild Again
Toronto born pop singer/songwriter, Ava Kay, is creating an emotional soundscape in her single, "Wild Again". We get to learn the backstory on how this song was written and who it was initially intended for. We also get to learn how many different versions came together before landing in Ava's hands as she felt a strong connection for it and knew she had to put her own artistry on it.  Stream "Wild Again" on the Sound Scrub Presents: Featured Sounds playlist on Spotify. To learn more about Ava, please visit her website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
20:54
April 06, 2021
Coyote Eyes - Chasing Ghosts
New York City dark pop artist, Coyote Eyes, is opening up in her emotional, cinematic ballad, "Chasing Ghosts". We get to learn about the backstory on this song, not only lyrically, but how the production went through a transformation from when it was initially written to its final stages. We also learn more about the producers and arrangers, I AM SNOW ANGEL, Andrew Dixon, and Jared Chance Taylor, and each role they played to help Coyote Eyes finalize the sound she was looking for. Stream "Chasing Ghosts" on the Sound Scrub Presents: Featured Sounds playlist on Spotify. To learn more about Coyote Eyes, please visit her website and Instagram.
28:47
March 30, 2021
Attique Iqbal & Aimee Felise - Next Life
Los Angeles based NFL music coordinator, Attique Iqbal, spent the last year in quarantine exploring his love for music. In this episode, we get to learn about what inspired him to start his songwriting journey and what inspired his unreleased song, "Next Life". Joined by songwriter, Aimee Felise, we get to learn more about her role in this particular song and how she navigated the process to make sure the lyrics stayed true to Attique. Listen to the full episode for an exclusive listen of "Next Life" written by Attique Iqbal and Aimee Felise. To learn more about Attique, please visit his Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. To learn more about Aimee, please visit her website, Facebook, and Instagram.
35:03
March 23, 2021
Steel Maggie - Out of Eden
Los Angeles based dance pop demigoddess, Steel Maggie, is claiming her profound throne in her latest single, "Out of Eden". We get to learn all about the journey that the lyrics and production went through before landing in the hands of pop producer, John McLucas. With the help of McLucas, we also get to hear more about the fine tuning of the production elements that lifted the lyrical concept and even how the vocals of this particular song went through a life journey as well. Follow the Sound Scrub Presents: Featured Sounds playlist on Spotify and stream "Out of Eden". To learn more about Steel Maggie, please visit her website, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
54:03
March 16, 2021
Tommy Newport - Yellow Lines
Manchester-native singer-songwriter and producer, Tommy Newport, is showcasing hallucinogenic groove in his latest single "Yellow Lines". We get to learn what inspired this lyric and what inspired Tommy to create the psychedelic guitars and groovy bass. Alongside his co-producer, 4th Pyramid, we also get to learn more about their dynamic and the journey that this song went on before finalizing the mix. Stream to "Yellow Lines" on Spotify. To learn more about Tommy, please visit his Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
19:24
March 02, 2021
Armen Paul - Drowning
New York-based indie pop artist, Armen Paul, is sharing an empathetic message during isolating times in his single, "Drowning". Co-writers and co-producers Alex Wilke, Skyler Cocco, and Rad Cat, join the conversation to give us an inside look into the production and recording process. We also get to learn how they aligned with Rad Cat to add his finishing touches on the production. Listen to "Drowning" on Spotify and SoundCloud. To learn more about Armen, please visit his Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
19:31
February 23, 2021
MEIA - Date Myself
Nashville-based pop singer/songwriter, MEIA, is empowering women and embracing her sexuality in her latest single, "Date Myself". We get to learn more about how this song was pieced together alongside producer, Will Ventres, and what inspired the mood/feel of this production. We also get to hear elements that are super tucked in to add more emphasis to the pop production. Stream "Date Myself" on Spotify. To learn more about MEIA, please visit her website, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
25:14
February 16, 2021
Sophia Bella Cucci - From The Garden
Emerging New York alt-pop artist, Sophia Bella Cucci, is mixing nostalgic sounds with modern production in her latest single, "From The Garden". Co-written with producer and boyfriend, Graham Gilmore, we get to learn how their relationship inspired the lyrics and a particular moment in their relationship that inspired the instrumentation. We also talk about the production and find out which song really inspired the direction. Listen to "From The Garden" here: http://hyperurl.co/fcokze To learn more about Sophia, please visit her website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
23:45
February 09, 2021
DASHA - Better Than She Did
West Coast-raised pop artist, DASHA, is opening up about her latest single, "Better Than She Did," alongside Nashville-based pop producer, Tony Chetta. We learn about the multiple transformations that the production went through before the final version. We also get to learn about a melody line that Tony added on that'll make you want to sing-along.  Download & stream "Better Than She Did": https://fanlink.to/DASHA-BTSD To learn more about DASHA, please visit her website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
13:51
December 30, 2020
Shenna - Try Another Taste
New York-based Syrian African-American pop artist, Shenna, showcases her vibrant personality through her latest single "Try Another Taste". We learn about the inspiration behind the production and what sparked the lyrical content. We also get to learn more about the lyric video and how it was pieced together. Stream "Try Another Taste" on Spotify. To learn more about Shenna, please visit her website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
14:50
December 16, 2020
SWIMM - Feel Better
Los Angeles psych pop band, SWIMM, is unveiling their next chapter with their single, "Feel Better". Songwriter and vocalist, Chris Hess, breaks down the inspiration behind this lyrical concept and what phrase sparked his interest to keep writing the story. We also get to learn more about the vision for the music video directed by drummer, Adam Winn. Stream "Feel Better" on Spotify. To learn more about SWIMM, please visit their website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
27:28
December 09, 2020
Alex Bochel & Anna Luther - Orono
Washington D.C. EDM producer, Alex Bochel, released multiple singles this year, but today we discuss the background behind his single, "Orono". Alongside songwriter and pop vocalist, Anna Luther, we talk about how this collaboration came together and the emotions that each individual went through to write this song. We also learn how the production inspired both of them in very similar ways without much discussion. Stream "Orono" on Spotify or listen on your favorite music platforms: https://fanlink.to/dxcG To learn more about Alex, please visit his website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. To learn more about Anna, please visit her on Instagram and YouTube.
23:08
December 02, 2020
danny G - lose my cell phone
Nashville flow-pop artist, danny G, is staying mindful of how technology takes a toll on our mental health, in his single, "lose my cell phone". We learn about the meaning of the song and the moment he knew he wanted to write about this topic. We also get to learn more about how the production came together with Tony Chetta and more about the recording process with danny. Stream "lose my cell phone" on Spotify. To learn more about danny G, please visit his website, Instagram, and Facebook. 
15:05
November 25, 2020
NONEWFRIENDS. - Closer
New York-based indie band, NONEWFRIENDS., is mixing up R&B, pop, and soul, in their latest single, "Closer". The saxophone player and writer of this song, Jackson Siporin, let's us in on what inspired him to write this song and the approach on how the arrangement came together. We also get to learn more about their recording process and how they let their living situation benefit them as a band. Stream "Closer" on Spotify. To learn more about NONEWFRIENDS., please visit their website, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
22:56
November 18, 2020
Willow Raye Feat. Bobby Raps - Numb
Los Angeles-based pop artist, Willow Raye, faced many personal challenges this year, but music isn't one of them. "Numb" is one of Willow's many releases this year and today we get to learn more about the inspiration behind the lyrics and how this song came together. We also get to learn how she teamed up with Bobby Raps and what is to come in 2021. Stream "Numb" on Spotify. To learn more about Willow, visit her on Instagram and YouTube.
16:13
November 12, 2020
Benzer feat. Joshua Tree & Jonathan Edwards - On Read
Rowland Heights, CA-based Filipino-American R&B artist, Benzer, is spilling all of the details on his single, "On Read", from his latest EP, DEUCE. This track features Joshua Tree and Jonathan Edwards, both of whom contributed to guitars and bass on this one. We get to learn more about the inspiration behind the song and where Benzer was when the initial idea popped in his head. We also get to hear more about his EP, DEUCE, and what you can expect from it lyrically and instrumentally. Download and stream "On Read" on Spotify. To learn more about Benzer, please visit his website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
25:37
November 04, 2020
a girl named jaen - We Are The Chorus
Orange County-based popternative artist, a girl named jaen, is back with another hit, but this one will make you want to stop, think, and take action. Alongside producer, Soul Plus Mind, we get to learn more about the production and how it inspired a girl named jaen to push herself with the lyrical content. We also get to learn more about the introduction that was created to help build the tension that makes you want to listen very closely to what this song is about. All proceeds from downloads and streams will be split amongst the following charities: Vote Save America, Charity Water, and Conservation International. Download and stream "We Are The Chorus": https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/agirlnamedjaen/we-are-the-chorus To learn more about a girl named jaen, please visit her website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
34:48
October 28, 2020
Saturn Lane - Want You Bad
Staten Island-native pop singer, Saturn Lane, is spilling all of the details about her latest single, "Want You Bad". Today we get to learn more about her writing style and the inspiration behind this song. We also get to learn more about the recording process and a pretty funny moment that happened in the middle of piecing this together. Download and stream "Want You Bad" on Apple Music and Spotify. To learn more about Saturn, please visit her website, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.
26:55
October 21, 2020
JASSO - Suit Up
New York-based pop artist, JASSO, is bound to help you create a heroic movie in your head with her latest single, "Suit Up". Alongside co-writer and co-producer, Stan Chan, we get to learn how the idea for a cinematic production came about and how the lyrical inspiration parallels JASSO's journey in the music industry. You also get to hear the unreleased cinematic version exclusively on Sound Scrub. Download and stream "Suit Up (Radio Version)" on Spotify, Apple Music, and SoundCloud. To learn more about JASSO, please visit her Instagram.
59:16
October 14, 2020
RIVITA - Someone Else's Arms
Los Angeles-based pop/electronic artist, RIVITA, is exploring the world and pulling inspiration from everywhere she goes. Her latest single, "Someone Else's Arms" is inspired by her move to the States and the feeling that develops when you find yourself saying "yes" when you would rather say "no". We also get to learn more about her sound and what she's discovered along the way as she continues to grow as a producer. Download & stream "Someone Else's Arms": https://unitedmasters.com/m/5daf84479d6f7e32d26daa45 To learn more about RIVITA, please visit website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
20:23
October 07, 2020
Enoch Yang - Ghost
Orange County-based singer-songwriter and producer, Enoch Yang, opens up about his latest single, "Ghost". We learn how a European getaway sparked the idea for this song and how the lyric and melody were pieced together. We also get to learn more about what his co-producer, Mark Eckert, added to help bring this song to its full potential.  Stream "Ghost" on Spotify and Apple Music. To learn more about Enoch, please visit his website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
23:07
September 30, 2020
Josh Olsen - Won't Say I Love You
Texas-bred singer-songwriter, Josh Olsen, is opening up about his latest single "Won't Say I Love You" from his EP, The Beginning of the End. We talk about the instrument that helped establish the tone of the song and how the lyrics were sparked after putting together a skeleton of the production. We also get to learn more about his recording process once it's time to lay down the vocals. Stream "Won't Say I Love You" on Spotify. To learn more about Josh, please visit his website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
14:20
September 23, 2020
Steven Christopher - Single Minded
Memphis-native, R&B artist and producer, Steven Christopher recently release his hypnotic single, "Single Minded". We learn about his discovery of self-love and the inspiration behind the lyrics. Steven talks more about his recording process as he tends to self-produced. We also get to learn where he finds himself writing a lot of his songs! Stream "Single Minded" on Spotify. To learn more about Steven, please visit his Instagram and Facebook.
22:16
September 16, 2020
a girl named jaen - Let's Escape
Southern California-based pop-ternative artist, a girl named jaen, is back with her latest single, "Let's Escape". We learn about the moment that inspired a girl named jaen to come up with the lyrical concept of longing for an escape from reality. Alongside producer, Damian Voelkel, we get to learn more about the production and how certain sounds were created. We also get to learn the moment they decided to bring in producer, John McLucas, to help them take the production to the next level. Download and stream "Let's Escape": https://msha.ke/agirlnamedjaen/ To learn more about a girl named jaen, please visit her website, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
24:55
September 10, 2020
Kandle - Better Man
Canadian singer-songwriter, Kandle, is back with her single, "Better Man", after years battling through the music industry and gaining full control of her music. Alongside co-writer and producer, Louise Burns, we learn about “Better Man” and the inspiration behind the strong lyric. We also learn how they put the song together before taking it to producer Ben Simonetti (Zac Brown Band) and Liam O'Neill (Kings of Leon) in Nashville. Stream "Better Man" on Spotify. To learn more about Kandle, please visit website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
24:12
September 02, 2020
Abigail Ory - Waves
Boston-based weird pop artist, Abigail Ory, stays true to herself when it comes to creating music. Today, we're talking all about how Abigail's latest single, "Waves", came to life. Alongside songwriter, Donna Lewis, and producer, David Baron, we get to learn how both helped elevate her songs by bringing the best out of Abigail's sound. We also discuss how they all got connected to form this unique, weird pop dream team. Download & stream "Waves" on Spotify and Apple Music. To learn more about Abigail, please visit website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
34:02
August 26, 2020
AVBE - Sunflowers
French singer-songwriter and producer AVBE blends organic sounds with electronic elements in his latest single, "Sunflowers", from his recent EP, Beauty In Stillness. We learn how being in lockdown in the French countryside during a global pandemic inspired the lyrical theme of this song. We also learn more about his musical background and find out who makes a special appearance in this song.  Stream "Sunflowers" on Spotify. To learn more about AVBE, please visit his Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
31:12
August 19, 2020
Skyler Cocco - Run Away
New York City-based pop artist, Skyler Cocco, is bringing us a synth-pop love story with her latest single "Run Away". We get to learn about the inspiration behind the song, which may surprise you as they could be listening in on this episode. We also get to learn about the production alongside producer, Zach Miller, and how he helped elevate the production to bring the best out of Skyler's sound. Stream "Run Away" on Spotify. To learn more about Skyler, visit her website, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
19:50
August 12, 2020
Cindy Latin - Querida
New York native, Cindy Latin, is creating her own path by blending soul, R&B, and jazz. Today we learn more about her June release, "Querida", where she expresses precious moments from a past relationship. We also get to learn about how she arranges her songs and the live recording process with full band. Download & stream "Querida" on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, and SoundCloud. To learn more about Cindy, please visit her website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
19:01
August 05, 2020
Jordan Silver - Momentary Thrill
New York-based indie-rock artist, Jordan Silver, is giving us early 2000's alternative vibes with his latest single, "Momentary Thrill". We learn about the initial inspiration behind the song, but how since then it has evolved due to current events. We also learn about his production team and how their music connection is so natural and how much Jordan trusts their creative skills.  Download & stream "Momentary Thrill" on Spotify, Apple Music, and SoundCloud. To learn more about Jordan, visit his Instagram.
15:05
July 29, 2020
Brooke Alexx - Stole My Heart
Nashville pop artist, Brooke Alexx, is spilling all of the details on her latest single, "Stole My Heart". We talk about how Brooke and songwriter, Chelsea Balan, came together to create the infectious melody accompanied by her unapologetic lyrics. We also get to learn how Chelsea united Brooke with producer, Matt Harris, for the first time to create your new crying in the club pop anthem. Stream "Stole My Heart" on Spotify. To learn more about Brooke, please visit her website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
27:27
July 22, 2020
Jackii Kennedy - Who Are You
Florida Keys native, Jackii Kennedy, is taking her R&B melodies and pop sounds to Los Angeles. Today, we learn more about her self-produced single, "Who Are You" from her latest EP, Word to the Universe, Pt. 2 (Acoustic). She talks about the inspiration behind the song and how it evolved to become more self-reflective. We also get to learn more about her production process as she tends to work on that alone, but may turn to her trusted peers for a bit of perspective if she may have doubt. "Who Are You" is also a dedication to her fans, especially the ones that have been supporting her from the very beginning. Download and stream "Who Are You" on Spotify, Apple Music, and SoundCloud. To learn more about Jackii, please visit her website, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
18:40
July 15, 2020
Ravahn - Fuse
Brooklyn-based R&B artist, Ravahn, recently released her self-produced single, "Fuse", off of THE THINGS WE'VE DONE / THE LOVE WE NEED EP. We learn about the inspiration behind the song, which leads her to give us more information about her experience with seeking God. We also get to hear about her production and recording process as she recently decided to start creating her songs on her own. Download and stream "Fuse": https://smarturl.it/ravahnep To learn more about Ravahn, please visit her website, Instagram, and YouTube.
28:32
July 08, 2020
Kai Exos - We Don't Care
Originally from Toronto, now Los Angeles-based R&B artist, Kai Exos, is talking all about his single "We Don't Care" from his debut album Houseplants. We learned about how a trip home to Toronto for his best friend's wedding inspired the lyrical concept of this song. We also learn about how he discovered DJ and producer, CHOPPALOT, and how he created that Louisiana-inspired bounce. Stream "We Don't Care" on Spotify. To learn more about Kai, visit his Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.
24:36
July 01, 2020
Light City Lights Feat. RAZ - Trustfall
Nashville-based producer and artist, Light City Lights, teams up with Nashville native pop artist, RAZ, for his latest single called "Trustfall". We learn about the lyrical inspiration of the song and how the idea of them coming together to collaborate on this particular production came about. We also learn more about their favorite lyrics and production elements that ended up taking "Trustfall" to the next level for them. Stream "Trustfall" on Spotify. To learn more about Light City Lights, please visit his Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. To learn more about RAZ, please visit his Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
26:57
June 24, 2020
Emmanuel Franco - Broken Man
Born in Dallas, raised in Washington, and former resident of Hawaii, now Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter, Emmanuel Franco, talks about his new single "Broken Man". We learn about his past relationship that inspired the song and how everything came together so naturally. We also learn more about the video that was recently released and his plans for more visual content to accompany his music. Stream "Broken Man" on Spotify. To learn more about Emmanuel, please visit his Instagram and YouTube.
14:41
June 17, 2020
Jame Doe - Naked
Portland, Oregon electro-power pop artist, Jame Doe, is opening up about his latest single "Naked" from his self-title EP. Jame opens up about the meaning behind this song and the coincidental messaged he received from the person that inspired "Naked". We also learn about the different musical transformations that took place before Jame realized that a stripped version would best fit the mood to go with the lyrical theme. Stream "Naked" on Spotify. To learn more about Jame Doe, please visit his website, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
26:29
June 10, 2020
Klemntyna - Purple Skies
Originally from London, pop/R&B artist, Klemntyna, now resides in New York. Pulling inspiration from her life in New York, we learn more about her latest single, "Purple Skies", alongside producers, Sander A. Thoresen and Thomas Hjoerringgaard. Before her departure to New York, Klemntyna was able to work face-to-face with Sander and Thomas in London. This song came together very naturally for all three of them and they've achieved a mesmerizing production that with Klemntyna's vocals, this song just sounds so smooth like butter. Download and stream "Purple Skies" by Klemntyna: https://fanlink.to/purpleskies To learn more about Klemntyna, please visit her on her Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.
33:11
May 27, 2020
Fritz Hutchison - Stationary
Kansas City eclectic artist, Fritz Hutchison, joins me today to break down his single "Stationary" from his new album, Wide Wild Acres. We learn about the inspiration behind this song which ultimately talks about feeling stagnant. This song was the first song to help him fight his period of experiencing writer's block. His producer, Joel Nanos, also joins the episode to help us learn more about what it's like working with an artist that plays and understands multiple instruments.  Download & stream "Stationary": https://smarturl.it/widewildacres To learn more about Fritz, please visit website, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
23:27
May 20, 2020
Lacuna J - Red Wine
Manchester- based, alt-pop artist, Lacuna J, is all kinds of sexy in her recent single, "Red Wine". We learn how the lyrical concept was inspired by a visit to producer, Will Paterson's, studio initially just to hang out and listen to what he was working on for another band. This led to a night of revisiting an old chord progression Lacuna created and the song turned into a sultry, pop/R&B hit. Download & stream "Red Wine": https://ffm.to/redwinelacunaj To learn more about Lacuna J, please visit website, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.
26:29
May 13, 2020
Michelle Creber - False Empire
 Canadian singer, songwriter, musician, actor, dancer and voiceover artist, Michelle Creber, is taking over the industry with her recently released album, Storm. Today we discuss her single, False Empire, from the album alongside producer, Robert Messier, and songwriter and producer, Monique Creber. We learn what inspired Michelle to write this epic musical composition and how her musical connection with Robert really strengthened her vision for this song. We also get more insight on the lyrical concept and how its subject fits with our current climate state. Download and stream "False Empire" on Spotify. To learn more about Michelle, please visit her website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube.
35:11
May 06, 2020
Color Collage - What A Time To Be Alive
Brooklyn-based indie pop band, Color Collage, showcases their dark, social conscious lyrics with eclectic, shiny pop sounds. Today we discuss their latest single "What A Time To Be Alive and the irony of how this song was written back in 2017, but wasn't released til recent as the subject fits with the current times of the Coronavirus pandemic. We also get to learn more about the band's recording process and the idea behind the lyric video. Stream "What A Time To Be Alive" on Spotify. Learn more about Color Collage on their website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
18:46
April 29, 2020
Black Orchid Empire - Winter Keeps Us Warm
UK-based rock band, Black Orchid Empire, has been working on their upcoming Sci-Fi concept record. We learn about their latest single, "Winter Keeps Us Warm". Each song from the album is its on story, but this one in particular talks about a captain of a ship that's stranded and how they have to decide on what to do next. We also learn the backstory of how this song came together and how this song felt very natural during the writing process.  Stream "Winter Keeps Us Warm" on Spotify. To learn more about Black Orchid Empire, please visit them on their website, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.
28:34
April 22, 2020
Designer Disguise - Undercurrent
Seattle-based pop/metal core band, Designer Disguise, joins me today to talk about their latest single, "Undercurrent", from their new EP entitled Nowhere. We get to learn about the inspiration behind the lyrical meaning as the lead singer, Jackson Bengtsson, reflects on a dark time in his life. We also get to learn more about the full transformation of this song from the original production demo to the vocal demo leading up to the final production. Download & stream "Undercurrent" on Spotify and Apple Music. To learn more about Designer Disguise, please visit their website, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
27:58
April 15, 2020
Sistek & Tudor - No Fair Game
Chilean tropical/deep house producer, Sistek, and Welsh producer and songwriter, Tudor, join forces to create "No Fair Game". This song was on the back burner for a month before Tudor sat down to write the lyrics and melody, but once he started, everything flowed naturally. We also get to learn how they met and how their musical connection helps them handle recording remotely. To learn more about Sistek, please visit his Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. To learn more about Tudor, please visit his Instagram. Download & stream "No Fair Game": http://awal.lnk.to/NoFairGame
30:12
April 08, 2020
Cloe Wilder - Crying When I Shouldn't
14-year-old American singer/songwriter, Cloe Wilder, joins me today to talk about her latest single, "Crying When I Shouldn't". Co-written and produced by Eric Scullin, we learn how the lyrics came naturally as Cloe poured her heart out on paper. We also learn about her vocal process and how much time was spent on this particular song to get the right vibe. To learn more about Cloe, please visit her on her website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. Download & stream "Crying When I Shouldn't": https://smarturl.it/cloecwis
15:05
April 01, 2020
Maggie Schneider Feat. Jack Wachtel - For Me It's You
Atlanta-based female pop punker, Maggie Schneider, joins me today to discuss her latest single, "For Me It's You" featuring, Jack Wachtel. We learn about the inspiration behind the lyrics and how long it took for her decide she needed to release this song. We also learn the inspiration behind the production and which element stood out to her the most. Download & stream "For Me It's You": Spotify and SoundCloud. To learn more about Maggie, please visit her on her website, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
15:47
March 25, 2020
Steel Maggie - Holy Ground
Los Angeles-based dance pop artist, Steel Maggie, is back to talk about her latest single,  "Holy Ground". This time we get to learn how the meaning behind this song has changed over time since it was initially written. LA-based pop producer, John McLucas, joins us as well to break down the production and how vocal layering is the main element of this song. We also get to learn which lyric stands out to both of them and their love for the same production element. Download & stream "Holy Ground" on Spotify. To learn more about Steel Maggie, please visit her website, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
36:34
March 11, 2020
Filmspeed - Brain Dead
Orange County, CA based power trio band, Filmspeed, combines blood pumping anthems, melodic hooks, and soulful grooves to create a sound that is uniquely their own. Lead singer, Craig Broomba joins me with producer, Jason Hollis, to dissect their recent single, "Brain Dead". Craig talks about the lyrics and how social media has played a big part into the inspiration behind the song. We also learn about their recording process and how Jason strives to bring the best out of Filmspeed, so they can get the recording in one take. Download & stream "Brain Dead": https://open.spotify.com/album/6yfvhrVr2jNQ1a5zMbtArb?si=oAgyuTOhQ_uCIOIqR53TSA To learn more about Filmspeed, please visit their website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
31:30
February 12, 2020
HeartMouth - Be Alright
North Carolina-based alternative band, HeartMouth, is making its debut. Lead singer, Casey Allen, joins me to talk about the inspiration behind their first single of 2020 called "Be Alright". We learn about his multiple health complications that contributed to the meaning behind this song. We also learn why it took a little longer to complete this song and plans for HeartMouth, so make sure to be on the lookout for more music from them in 2020. To learn more about HeartMouth, please visit their website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. Download & stream "Be Alright": http://linktr.ee/heartmouthmusic
17:40
February 05, 2020
Lisa Danaë - Beneath The Mistletoe
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone! For today's episode, I pulled the audio recording from the YouTube video for Sound Scrub's episode on my Christmas single, "Beneath The Mistletoe", before it turned into a podcast! My apologizes for the fuzzy audio... we didn't use microphones to make the video. I'm joined by a girl named jaen and John McLucas to discuss how we gave this original, written by Ali Handal and a girl named jaen, a beautiful, pop, Lisa Danaë-esque sound. Thank you to those who have embraced this podcast! I truly appreciate it and hope that you've discovered some new independent artists that you will continue to look out for. I can't wait to hear the music coming out in 2020 and share it with you! Download & stream "Beneath The Mistletoe": https://ampl.ink/gG6yL To learn more about Lisa Danaë, please visit her website, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
20:15
December 25, 2019
Yam Haus - Wake Up
Minneapolis-based band, Yam Haus, is gaining a lot of attention in the Midwest with their live shows and message. Today, we learn about the inspiration behind their latest single, "Wake Up". They talk about how the songwriting process for this particular song flowed very easily compared to most of their songs. Alongside producer, Mark Heimermann, we get to break down the production and what inspired Mark to put together this instrumentation. The band also picks out their favorite lyric and why it left an impact on them. Download & stream "Wake Up": https://yam-haus.lnk.to/wakeup To learn more about the band, please visit their website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
29:08
December 18, 2019
Kat Somers - Haunted
Kat Somers is an indie pop artist from Charlottesville, VA. She recently released a chilling single called "Haunted" which she not only wrote, but produced as well. She openly shares the dark meaning behind the song and what inspired her to write and let it go. She even caught me off guard and I ended up getting really emotional while she explains the trigger that led to her depression. We also get to learn about how she started producing her own music and how she had a lot of doubts about releasing this song. Download & stream "Haunted" on Spotify, Apple Music, and SoundCloud. To learn more about Kat, please visit her website, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.
33:40
December 11, 2019
Stereo RV - Style
Stereo RV is a soulful, pop duo from Portland, OR. Made up of Myra and Gabe Gleason, today, I get to dissect their latest single, "Style". We learn about their songwriting process and what phrase really got the lyrical content flowing. Alongside New Jersey-based producer, Stan Chan, we get to learn more about the transformation that took place in order to perfect the sound of "Style" and bring the best out of Myra and Gabe as artists. They also share the backstory of how the duo met Stan and how they handle writing remotely. To learn more about Stereo RV, please visit them on their website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Listen to "Style" on Spotify.
45:58
December 04, 2019
a girl named jaen - Goddess
a girl named jaen is an alt-pop artist from Seal Beach, CA. Today, we get to learn about her latest single, "Goddess". She opens up about the inspiration of the song and what sparked the idea to use the word "Goddess". We're joined with producer, John McLucas, to breakdown the production elements that were created. Each one represents the quirky sound that is a girl named jaen. We also get to learn how McLucas and jaen created these nuances that emphasize the theme. To learn more about a girl named jaen, please visit her website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. Download & stream "Goddess": http://bit.ly/agnj_goddess_single_hyperlink
38:12
November 27, 2019
Lisa Danaë - Type Erase
Lisa Danaë is a pop recording artist and songwriter from Pasadena, CA. Today, we learn about her quirky, dark pop single, "Type Erase". Co-written with a girl named jaen and produced by John McLucas, we talk about how relatable this subject is and how difficult it was to create the production. In fact, there were so many doubts which led to a decision to rework the song a few days prior to the initial intended release date.   To learn more about Lisa Danaë, please visit her on her website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Download & stream "Type Erase": https://ampl.ink/dNweR
22:37
November 20, 2019
Steel Maggie - Warning Label
Los Angeles-based noir pop artist, Steel Maggie, is filling our airwaves with 80s dance pop anthems. Today we talk about her single,  "Warning Label", where she sings about self-acceptance and ownership. Alongside LA-based pop producer, John McLucas, we get to hear about every nuance that was created and which element really captured the essence of this song. We also get to learn about her secret weapon that she uses during the vocal recording process. Stream "Warning Label" on Spotify.  To learn more about Steel Maggie, please visit her on her website, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
31:01
November 13, 2019
bri - Fun & Games
bri is an indie pop artist hailing from San Antonio, TX. Today we dissect the writing and production of her dark pop single, "Fun & Games", alongside producer, Stephen Hall. We learn about the deep lyrical content that circles the subject of depression and suicide. bri hopes that people understand that mental health and awareness is very important and no one is immune to it. We also get to go in detail with Stephen about the production elements he created to emphasize and make a beautiful, haunting audio visual of the lyric. To learn more about bri, please visit her on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Listen to "Fun & Games" on Spotify.
22:12
November 06, 2019
FAYV - Encore
Brooklyn based indie/soul/pop artist, Alexa Jaye and Grammy nominated producer, Steven Patrick Wilson aka Ghosthood from Nashville have come together to bless our pop party airwaves. This dynamic duo known as FAYV is creating pop hits that empower your day. Today, we talk about their anthem, "Encore", which was recently featured on the season premiere of MTV's Ghosted. We also get to dive into their songwriting process and learn about their secret weapon that allows them to continue to work remotely. To learn more about FAYV, please visit them on Instagram. Download and stream "Encore": https://lnkfi.re/FAYV_Encore
14:40
October 30, 2019
Brenden David - Right Up
Brenden David is a producer from Chattanooga, Tennessee. He recently started releasing his own music as an artist and I had the opportunity to talk to him about his fourth single, "Right Up". He shares with us how his wife was the inspiration for this romantic song and how he struggled with the musical direction as he has a love for multiple genres. We also learn when song ideas tend to pop in his head and what we can expect from him following this single. To learn more about Brenden David, please visit him on Instagram and Facebook. Stream "Right Up" on Spotify.
18:24
October 23, 2019
Alex Arena - Toxic Air
Alex Arena is a folk, acoustic, rock, and pop recording artist and songwriter from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Today, we dissect the writing of her single, "Toxic Air". We learn about a past relationship that drained her spirit, but how she was able to recognize the problem and come out of the smoke. She also shares an important message that she hopes others will really take in and digest, so they feel inspired to live a better life and get out of toxic relationships.  To learn more about Alex Arena, please visit her on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. Stream "Toxic Air" on Spotify and Distrokid.
18:50
October 16, 2019
Krissy G - Elevate
Krissy G is a hip-hop recording artist from Orange County, CA. Today, we dissect her new single, "Elevate", and what that word means to her as she embarks on a new relationship...with herself :) She also talks about the music video that accompanies her release and how a clip from her past was snuck in by her video director, Juice County Entertainment, to not only set the tone, but bring out another meaning to the word "elevate". To learn more about Krissy G, please visit her on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. Download & stream "Elevate": https://linktr.ee/krissyg33
16:57
October 09, 2019
Lisa Danaë - Glutton
Lisa Danaë is a pop recording artist and songwriter from Pasadena, CA. Today, we learn more about how her dream pop single, "Glutton", came to life. She talks about the long, emotional journey of making this song with her co-writer, a girl named jaen, and how producer, John McLucas, came into play. To learn more about Lisa Danaë, please visit her on her website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Download & stream "Glutton": https://ampl.ink/gyZKN
21:00
October 02, 2019
Harm - I've Thought Myself Out of Happiness A Million Times
North Carolina post-hardcore revivalists, Harm, have been hard at work crafting and refining their band’s sound and vision. This past summer, Harm released their first full-length album, What We Know Is A Drop, What We Don’t Know Is An Ocean. Today, we learn about their lead single, "I've Thought Myself Out of Happiness A Million Times", with the band's writing duo, Andrew and Billie Cloer. We talk their musical inspiration and how this songwriting process was different from the rest, but may be their new norm as this song was pieced together so naturally. To learn more about Harm, please visit them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Stream "I've Thought Myself Out of Happiness A Million Times" on Spotify.
20:26
September 25, 2019
John McLucas - Sanity (Why Are You Such A Narcissist?)
John McLucas is a pop music producer and mix engineer based out of Glendale, CA. He recently started creating video content for himself and other music companies and has grown his YouTube channel exponentially in less than a year. Today, we get to learn more about his debut single, "Sanity (Why Are You Such A Narcissist?)". He takes you on a journey of his past and what he learned from taking control of his own life. We also discuss why he chose to write his own musical story and his plans for his future as an Artist. To learn more about John McLucas, please visit him on his website, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. Stream "Sanity (Why Are You Such A Narcissist?)" on Spotify and Apple Music.
23:15
September 18, 2019