10 years in 10 minutes! Before I fly out to Korea I wanted to share my 10-year journey up to this point 🙂 It’s been a massive adventure and I feel like everything I’ve experienced has been preparing me for this opportunity. I managed to dig up old photos and footage and went on a real nostalgia trip making this. I hope you like it 🙂 Subscribe for vlogs from Changwon! 😀 *excited* 25 DAYS TO GO!!
I’ve had an incredible 6 months! I’ve finally finished re-vocalling my entire EP into English (I originally wrote it all in Japanese) so it’s ready to be mixed and fired off to publishers, record labels, and other spiffing contacts that Darren Martyn has! Good luck to Darren as he finishes up the mixes, I hope we get a great response to the songs! We’ve worked really hard on them and I think they sound awesome! 😀
I posted already about KBS but I speak more in depth here about the experience, the reasons for my song choice etc. I’m also in an audition process for a K-pop girl group. This is the last online round – after this they’re picking people to go to Korea!!! Fingers firmly crossed and hoping that I’m offered a spot! Also waiting to find out if I’ll get a callback from The Voice, and obviously for a final judgement from the KBS judges. So much anticipation!!!
So we’re coming to the end of March, and the end of my EP project! Today I cut all of the vocals for songs 3 and 4. I worked pretty fast today, and I’m really happy with how the session went. The harmonies sound really cool and the two songs are so different. One is a really catchy, kinda sexy dance track and the other is this really soft, airy ballad. I sound like two different artists haha.
I’m super proud of these songs because I wrote almost all of the topline/melody and a lot of the harmonies/bg vocals in addition to the lyrics, it’s not the first time I’ve written songs but it’s my first time working at this level and I’m really happy with how it’s turning out. I can’t wait to hear them, and I’m really hoping we get a great response when we start sending them out to labels!!
Watch this space 🙂
I’ve finished my first two songs and I finally got to listen to them at the start of the month! I don’t know how many times I’ve played them since then. Too many. You’d think I’d be fed up of them, I think I spent somewhere in the region of 4 hours cutting all the vocals (as I did all of the harmonies and chorus vocals myself as well), I’m surprised I’m not singing them in my sleep!
On the same day I started writing song 3. This one was really difficult actually, it was a dance song like I’d wanted but I’ve never written this kind of song and found it hard to come up with a top-line/melody that I was satisfied with. I took it home where eventually inspiration hit and I wrote the entire thing in a couple of hours. By this time next week I should have the vocals recorded for both this and my 4th and final (for now!) song.
I feel really lucky that Darren values my input and ideas – it would be so easy for him to just write me some songs but he’s helping me to develop my own skills and write songs I can be really proud of 🙂 He guided me a lot in the first two songs but I’ve written almost the entire melody/top-line for the second two songs, I write most of the harmonies/vocal arrangement, and I write all of the lyrics myself as well. I really hope you’ll like them when you hear them! Anyway, I’m rambling on. Here’s the vlog!
Everything kicked off in January so it’s all escalated very quickly! A PA to producer Darren Martyn got in touch via my Facebook page and asked if I would be interested in meeting Darren. I had no idea what this meeting would entail or why exactly he was interested in meeting me but I made the trip to East Croydon curious, nervous, and obviously quite excited!
It quickly became apparent that this was the best opportunity I’d ever had to write and record some originals with someone working at top level in the industry. I’ve always wanted to have a studio-recorded album but didn’t think I’d ever be able to afford to do it so I jumped at the chance. We started less than a week later! And that’s where this vlog kicks off 😀
Hi everyone! 🙂
Welcome to my project blog! My name is Becca, and I’m working with multi-platinum selling, award-winning producer and vocalist Darren Martyn, who has written for chart-topping acts across the world including Tinie Tempah in the UK, Super Junior and SHINee in Korea and Crystal Kay, Kat Tun and W-inds in Japan, to list only a few!
We are currently working on 4 songs and hoping to get financial backing to do a full album. I’m co-writing all of the songs which is really exciting, and I’m going to start posting vlogs about the process very soon!
Darren is very talented and his own career is getting even more insane even more right now, so I’m incredibly happy for him, and also endlessly grateful that even with all that going on he is still willing to take a chance on an unsigned act like me because he sees potential! Now we just have to work our butts off so that hopefully, everyone else will be able to see it, too 🙂