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TOP 5 TIPS FOR RECORDING WITH STACEY ANN

Ripples is out now!

Image: Cedric Tang.


Boorloo/Perth-based indie-pop-meets-soul artist, Stacey Ann has shared her new single Ripples alongside the announcement of her debut EP, A Change In The Wind.


“I was inspired to write this song by the people around me who made me see how important it is to surround yourself with positive people and how when this happens, it creates ripple effects in other areas of your life, too.” the singer shares.



FIND A TEAM THAT'S RIGHT FOR YOU

After collaborating with quite a few different producers and musicians, I’ve really noticed how much of a change it makes when you find the right people to work with. I feel that I’ve created some of my favourite work through being able to collaborate with people that understand me and my vision and it makes a world of difference when they are just as excited as you are about it too.



LEAVE ENOUGH TIME TO RECORD

There is nothing worse than rushing a recording because you’ve got a release date coming up. Even though sometimes it’s hard to timeline between releases, I’ve really noticed that leaving enough time to record is super important so you don’t have to rush through the creative process and leave behind ideas that otherwise would’ve benefited the final product. It’s also great to be ahead of the game in case anything unexpected occurs (like injuries or illness), so you have the time to work around this and have it impact the project as little as possible.



LISTEN & COLLABORATE

Listening to the mix of the track(s) in different environments is something I find really helpful, and even spreading out the times you listen so you're not hearing it with the same mindset every time. It’s also great to collaborate with the band and producer when it comes to listening to everyone’s creative ideas and brainstorming how to lift the song and improve the final mix.



BE PREPARED, BUT BRING YOUR CREATIVE CAP

As any musician, I think it’s good to come into the studio as prepared as you can with a few creative options, but to also be open minded for things to change. The process in the studio can sometimes lend itself to flexibility and I sometimes find that the best outcomes can occur when everyone lets their creative minds flow and feed into others in the session.



ENJOY THE PROCESS

I think most artists can find themselves falling into a ‘business’ mindset sometimes and I’m definitely guilty of this too. Through the whole process of recording and releasing, I’ve had to constantly remind myself to enjoy the process and the small exciting moments in between it all, and celebrate even the small wins because those are actually the stepping stones to the bigger wins. 



Ripples is out now!


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