Episode 042

Song Writing


With Steven Page (Barenaked Ladies), Laurel, Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, Justin Lockey (Editors) and We Are Scientists

This week we kick of the new season and new format of the show talking about song writing, because, well, it’s pretty key when it comes to making music. There is no single right way of how you approach writing a song with a number of different styles and methods. Whichever path you take, it’s always worth listening to established artists who have made a career out of writing songs to see what they do.

Ben as happy as can be with Steven Page

Ben as happy as can be with Steven Page


Words first or music first? What style and type of music to write? Collaborating with others or writing it all yourself? Who to use for feedback?

These are some of the topics we touch on in the episode with our guests. Have you got a different method? We’d love to hear from you.

The good cause for this week is the Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign that Steven Page mentioned. Find out more in the links below.


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