Episode 39: The Shelly Peiken Conversation
Joining us this week is the incredible pop songwriter and actual writer,writer Shelly Peiken.She recently had a piece on Huffington Post cause a big stir and her blog “Confessions Of Serial Songwriter” (she’s also writing a book with the same title) http://www.shellypeiken.com/confessions-of-a-serial-songwriter/ is a read you’ll always look forward to after you visit the site (THIS IS NOT A PROMOTION but a tool for creatives to find inspiration) .She writes from her heart. You may know Shelley for hits she’s written for The Pretenders , Natalie Cole , Brandy , Britney Spears , Celine Dion , Backstreet Boys , INXS , Selena Gomez , Backstreet Boys , Keith Urban , Ethel Merman and Phil Silvers (ok…..not Merman and Silvers but you get the drift! ……we just love Merman and Silvers round these parts). Or you may not know her but you will now. She also co-wrote the song “Bitch” for Meredith Brooks. A gigantic hit. A funny story about “Bitch” ……..but you’ll have to listen to the episode to get to that little chestnut. Shelly and Mowo! talk about the state of things. She’s kinda fascinating. She’s worked with so many different types of pop artists in so many settings. A real songwriter in the pop mold. From the older (she is NOT old) school. This episode is a look into the area of the music business you just don’t get to see very often that we’re very happy to share with you. For the first and probably time in the history of this podcast Rhianna and Sam Smith will be spoken about. Fear not, it’s in a context that makes sense. Shelley speaks to writing songs today and staying in your lane. She’s driven. Do NOT let the calm nice voice fool you. She has found success in a “Game Of Thrones” environment. She’s also fun to sit down and talk to. You’ll enjoy this episode. Welcome to the CTWP family Shelley.