From Company Member Nia: Our biggest concern with writing and composing our own musical from scratch was ensuring that our songs made sense to the audience and told the complete story of Emily Warren. It turns out, by only listening to our lyrics, Tony fully understood our concept and message! We were so relieved. Of course, there were several things we as songwriters needed to work on, but Tony's amazing feedback left us confident to make those changes. He spoke to us about over rhyming, organization of our lyrics, and our use of extended vocabulary possibly being a mouthful to sing once the lyrics are tied to music.
It was a big step to even walk into Tony's recording studio. I doubt any of us ever thought that we would be getting our own music performed and published. A lot of us never believed our potential would reach this level of publicity. With that being said, for us to share our raw lyrics with professional songwriter, musician, producer and artist Tony Conniff, and be given constructive criticism; it felt as if we stepped into the world of professionalism in the music industry.
We are now editing our songs and improving them in all the ways Tony suggested, as well as adjusting the structure of a few of them. It was amazing and so genuine for Tony to take the time to help young aspiring lyricists like us bring Emily Warren Roebling's story to life. We are almost there and can use all the help and ideas we can get! Thank you so much for believing in us and keeping up with us. Scotland, here we come!
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