Summer Session Week 5 – So Lost | SOSstudio

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The latest song in our Summer session is from Shannon Fayth.  This is Shannon’s second tune this Summer and it is just as brilliant as her first.

It’s a soulful rocking tune mixed by one of our newest collaborators, Dave Traver.  You’ve heard him on bass guitar already this session but this is his first time ‘behind the desk’ for us.

SOS: What were your main influences for writing this song?
SF: This song was written 7 years ago. I had just moved to Florida, and I think I was having a little trouble adjusting to a new place. I had no musical contacts, no friends and the situation really got me down, a feeling that resonated in me from times past.

SOS: Has this idea been in your head for a while or did you think it up especially for SOS?
SF: My song ideas happen in the moment that I pick up an instrument and write it, usually because of a strong feeling. In the case of this song the feeling for me was loss. None of my songs are crafted per-say. It is more of an organic happening than a cognizant doing. I open my mouth and I write down the words and melody that best match how I feel.

SOS: Given that this is a collaboration, were there any surprises with the final production from how you envisioned it?
SF: I was especially nervous about this song because it was such a personal one for me. I like to hide behind themes and concepts so I don’t leave myself to exposed when it comes to lyrics. So when I released it to the community of collaborators I was nervous that it was too personal and somehow the song would not be received well. The exact opposite happened, the final product is amazing and exceeded my expectations. I love it.

SOS: Describe your experience of making music with people who are not even in the same room as you?
SF: It is kinda like falling backwards and hoping someone catches you. There is a trust that others will contribute to ones music that enhances and conveys the emotion and energy of the song, but also allows the collaborator themselves to contribute their own interpretation of how they themselves experience the song.

SOS: You can keep up to date with Shannon on twitter @ShannonFayth

Interview By Dan Cooper

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