The first time I collaborated with someone on writing a song together was about a month and a half into my songwriting journey, just over a year ago.
It was such a nerve-wrecking idea that I would be adding my own creation to someone’s else’s creation in the hopes of making it bigger and better!
Well, I have to say that partnering up with Adam Boddy was just about the best introduction I could have asked for to the art of collaborating. He was incredibly responsive, encouraging, and honest. And we both just happened to be on the same page about a lot of things!
It doesn’t always come that easy though.
Some of you have heard our song “For Simone” before but I’m putting it up now as I’m currently into a new collaboration and needing to find some inspiration somewhere! Anywhere!
I guess it’s this way with anything in life — sometimes you have to work with people who maybe don’t do things the way you normally do. And you’re given a challenging task to do and could use all the encouragement and feedback that you can get … but you don’t always get it.
We can always learn something from the experience though and use it to better our half of being a collaborative partner. Always a silver lining to everything!
Have you ever had a challenging collaboration you found your way through?