Charli XCX & Tove Lo Explain What It Takes To Be A Top Songwriter
Aside from being an incredibly talented performer and singer in her own right, Charli XCX has also been acclaimed for some time as a songwriter for other people. The British talent has written hits like “I Love It” for Icona Pop and “Fancy” for Iggy Azalea, and more offbeat songs like should’ve-been-a-banger “OMG” that Camila Cabello released in 2017. Anyway, for a new project called Song Start, a video and podcast series for emerging songwriters and producers to learn more about the industry, Charli sat down with another pop star. and songwriter Tove Lo to discuss the art of collaboration.
The two are natural friends as they have both worked just below the mainstream of pop music for years, quietly making more daring alternative music that sometimes hits hard in the radio and chart world and sometimes not. . But as songwriters, they both know the importance of reading the piece when working with someone new, or tactfully altering suggestions based on what they actually want to do. Watch the two musicians discuss their collaborative processes above.
Song Start is a new project by songwriters Ali Tamposi and Tamar Kaprelian, who work in partnership with Noteable and Spotify for Artists. Their new series also features artists like Phoebe Bridgers, Ingrid Andress, Hayley Kiyoko and many more. Learn more about it here.