Singer-Songwriters

Traditionally, Singer-Songwriters are artists-entertainers who perform the musical material they compose (melodies) and write (lyrics, where relevant) often accompanying themselves on an instrument.  In their musical creations, the singer-songwriter tend to explore a wide array of issues, from topical ones to those common across time or space. These might be political, pertaining to fantasy or realistic/pragmatic, introspective (sometimes sensitive or even confessional) or relational including romantic or the opposite. In looking for common grounds among … Read on…

Band Aid

Although an artist may write their song and play them on their own, many singer-songwriters have chosen to perform those songs as part of a band. There are many reasons that can motivate a person to chose to do so. One, a band can give additional dimensions, perspectives and textures to the music. If these additions are well balanced, the song is still at the heart of the process, for its three singer-songwriting aspects, lyrics, … Read on…

Fiona Apple, An Extraordinary Machine

Fiona Apple

Fiona Apple writes, composes and performs her personal songs with alternative rock and decadent jazz accents as well as world-inspired tones. She has a way with words that betrays her heartfelt and honest lyrics to their core. She sings of how she feels and this is literal music integrity: there is nothing in a Fiona Apple song that is not Fiona Apple, the self-penned extraordinary machine, be it in her depressions and self-loathing, or more … Read on…