I’ve been working for a few weeks now with a local singer-songwriter named Hayley. This work is quite unique in that Hayley has written lyrics and melodies, but no music, even though she plays ukulele and cello. So as she repeatedly sings her melodies, I hammer out some piano parts, with the help of a tuner to know for sure what notes she’s singing.
Her songs have a laid back, jazzy feel, with big-band choruses and lyrics reflecting her experiences from a recent trip overseas. Hayley is planning on releasing an EP with 12 songs in total.
For some of the songs, she’ll be adding some cello, and I will be adding some percussion and horns on keyboard.
So far it’s been a pleasure working with Hayley!