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    Tue, 24 Apr 2012 11:38:35

    Take Aim: Meleni Smith vs. Amy Sciarretto - Songwriter vs. writer = all love

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    Songwriter Meleni Smith is quite a talent, having just finished her own album while writing songs for other stars. Alicia Keys sang Smith's song "Love Is My Disease," which is a big deal. We decided we had to go deep and learn more.

    Her current single is "The Life As We Know" and you can listen to the album here and you can buy it here.

    If you weren't doing music, you would be...?
    Figuring out how I could do music.. haha.

    Any non musical hobbies or talents? Love photography. Love quantum physics. I love traveling and went on a personal quest last year and hit up six countries in six weeks by myself. It was life-changing. Wish I painted more cuz I love that too. Anything expression, anything documenting the moment.

    Can you share a writing or recording story from your album that puts us there, in the moment, with you? Something we could know from hearing it only!
    Well when I wrote "Denial," the chain of events that I write about in the song happened that very day... Well, some things didn't actually happen but you know I had to take some dramatic license! But the feeling was new to the point to where I was singing to the person, right there in the studio. Songs written like that are like receiving a direct channel from who knows where. When they literally write themselves because you are that tapped into truth. They are rare and very cherished moments.

    Did you work directly with Alicia Keys? If so, how was that?
    No, unfortunately I didn't. I wrote the song "Love is My Disease" with Toby Gad a couple years prior.

    Is there ONE singer you'd love to have sing your songs and why?
    Just ONE? No fair. Too many greats in this world. But let's see... I would choose Adele because not only does she evoke such emotion and truth through her vocal performances she's got the whole world watching and I would love for my songs to be heard on that level. One day soon hopefully. #boom.

    Are you going to check out more of Meleni Smith?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    04.24.12



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