This semester I have been a part of a transatlantic songwriting project with some students from the University of North Carolina. The idea behind the project was to cowrite songs with another songwriter from USA. I collaborated with a girl called Billie, who I sent a half written song. She heard it, and sent me her ideas and thoughts about it. She also sent me some verses and asked me, if I could come up with a chorus, which I did.
We officially finished the project today and all met up for an online class to see the different songs and ideas from the collaboration between students. Billie and I had some really great feedback and was told to make a demo, so hopefully we will keep working on this project after Christmas.
From this project I have learned a lot. Fx me and Billie heard the same song as if it was in two different arrangements. For me it was country and for Billie it was pop. When we all met online we discussed it and it turned out that the americans agreed with Billie and the danes with me. This really tells me something about the small differences in our perception of music. I think it is important to bring this with you, if you are collaborating with someone from a different part of the world with a different culture.
Also the creative part of the project was really exciting. When Billie sent me her lyrics I was suddenly realizing, how she used her native language in a totally different way than me. Therefore I tried to copy her way of writing lyrics and it gave me a lot of new inspiration for songs I have never finished! So cool!!