Secrets of the Pop Song 2: Breakthrough Single

Following on from last week's collaboration with Rufus Wainwright, this week Guy Chambers worked with Mark Ronson and up-and-coming singer/songwriter Tawiah to see if they could come up with a "breakthrough single". Like last week, the process was fascinating, with them actually focussing on finding a hook or riff. There was a fair bit of jamming around basic ideas and rhythms before Tawiah joined the process as lyrics. Unlike "classical" music, where you tend to focus on the melody before harmony, it really did feel like the opposite when it came to this pop song.

You can watch the programme for the next seven days by clicking here (unfortunately I can't find the song on YouTube).

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