Laynah talks to me about learning to produce her own music as a singer-songwriter, moving between BC and Montréal, and many other influences on her mind.
Rhythm Changes has reviewed this guest’s music.
Rhythm Changes Podcast topics
photo by Elena Samuel
- What Laynah has learned from making 15 solo singles to-date
- Performing for the microphone
- Worrying about people judging you for your music
- Why photography is one of the arts
- Laynah’s early-2000s pop song landmarks
- Learning about freelancing and production from working as a photographer
- Which jazz artist her mother usually put on at home
- How Laynah and I go way back to the same high school band program — with Kelly Proznick, Steve Clements, and more great music teachers
- The point when Laynah switched from mostly playing trumpet to getting excited about choir
- Her feelings on scatting and a cappella music
- Starting to write songs and play guitar in Montréal
- What she learned from her partner Jesse Daniel Smith
- How Laynah’s cover of Keith Urban’s song “You’ll Think Of Me” came to be
- The guitar techniques that opened her mind to learning the instrument more deeply
- What’s different about how Laynah and Jesse will approach living and home-recording in Montréal now, after a two-year move back to BC
- The kinds of places they frequent in their Montréal neighbourhood
- Martha Wainwright’s new local venue
- Keeping up with the scene on Instagram
- Why Laynah and I both prioritize YouTube
- Her most-viewed YouTube videos so far: “Forever” by Pete Drake cover and “April” by Beach Bunny cover
- What she’s got in the works
- Why she and Jesse avoid worrying about their career trajectories, and artists
- What artists should consider spending money on first
- The Sheryl Crow covers Laynah did at her first gig
My top moment is when Laynah talks about why she likes Phoebe Bridgers’ music and drops an idea for a new concept record. Stick around for that!
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