The wild realm of songwriting continues to gain more and more exposure, and one of its foremost talents, Sia, spoke of her experience working for some of pop’s biggest names in a new interview with Rolling Stone.
She compared and contrasted her experiences collaborating with Adele, Beyonce, Rihanna, and Katy Perry, who apparently likes to analyze the lyrics of her songs-in-progress to a degree that at first stifled Sia’s creativity. Furler notes she generally attempts to forego ego, adapting to the artists she writes for and “[becoming] their b*tch,” among other things.
On Beyonce’s record-crafting process, which interestingly resembles Kanye West’s:
The process is like a writing camp, essentially. She flies us all in and puts us all up. We all live in a house together — like five producers and five topline writers. She visits each room and will contribute and let us know what she’s feeling and what she’s not feeling. Lyrically, melodically, anything. She’s very Frankenstein when she comes to songs.
On working with Adele to create the record-breaking 25:
It’s funny because both of us are quite dominant because we are both skillful at our jobs of songwriting or singing. I think that maybe we’re not dominant but confident. I think because we’re both very confident in our skills, we’re just naturally alpha in some way in terms of our work.