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Marie started with a chord progression on the keyboard, and sung a groove idea.

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Maddie jumped on Ableton and found some sounds to create the drum beat. Then she started working on production after Marie recorded the keyboard part.

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Dani, Marie, Emily, and Francesca then started jamming vocal melodies to go over Maddie’s beat. We came up with a solid melody by consolidating a series of ideas recorded via voice memos. We came up with the chorus idea first, singing “just a phase” over the melody.

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With this lyric idea in mind, we came up with a concept for the song, talking about the ups and downs of being a creative and how not to get consumed by the passing obstacles in life. We all agreed that it’s important to accept that not every day is going to be perfect but that these days teach us valuable lessons.

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Francesca perfecting the lyrics, using contrasting visual ideas of night and day to emphasize that all things pass. Then Dani and Marie recorded lead and background vocals to create a giant choir effect for the chorus.

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Emily went into one of the rooms to record her guitar solo for the end of the song and Maddie added synth bass.

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Maddie continued adding details to the beat for the rest of the day.

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For the rest of the afternoon, we worked on individual parts, perfecting lyrics, melody, and instrumentation. We reconnected at the end of the day to piece it all together (early morning lol)., and then concept #teamlatenight begun...

Credits: Marie and Dani: Top line, Lead vocals, Background vocals Marie: Keyboards Francesca: Top line Emily: Top line and Guitar Maddie: Production, Bass Qmillion: Mix and Mastering Malthe Milthers: Creative Direction

Her Songs' forthcoming five-track Her Songs LA EP is out on December 14th. Listen to 'Just A Phase' below.