Tim Myers

Tell us about yourself.

I’m an artist, writer and producer. I love long walks on the beach, sunsets, my 12 cats, and crafting with cat hair.

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Tell us about yourself as an artist.

I make, write and record everyday, except on weekends. The music I write is more alternative, rock and singer-songwriter based.

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Tell us about the story behind your song.

“Can’t Stop This Love”.

I was asked by Warner Bros if I wanted to write the end title for the Owen Wilson movie Father Figures. I thought it would be fun so I said yes. They booked a studio for me, showed me the movie there on the spot. I wrote and recorded the song in a couple hours.  I was inspired by the story in the film, about family love. The team working on a lot of the music for the film produced it up a bit more and I was really happy with how it came out. It’s a funny movie!

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Tell us about the challenges you are facing as a musician.

I don’t get writer’s block a lot but when it does happen it sucks and it’s really hard because you want to write a song but you can’t. Feeling mentally in a good place to write a song sometimes, your environment really affects writing songs so sometimes it can be a challenge being in a good place to write a good song.

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Tell us about the recording and production of the song.

Every song is different. With “Can’t Stop This Love” I started with piano and wrote it that way. Others I start with a beat or a melody. I then feel in each instrument around what the melody and chords are doing. I usually mix, master and play all the instruments on all my songs.

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Tell us more about your music career, experience and future goals.

I’ve been doing music since I was 5, started writing around 12.  I was in OneRepublic around 19 years old and wrote a lot of those songs. I’ve been fortunate to work with a lot of talented artists through the years and I feel really blessed to do this for a living.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

I’m inspired to write songs about people, God, family, friends, my wife, my kids, the cleaning lady, the pool boy and strangers. Songs are mini stories capturing people’s lives. Songs are portraits.  Songs are about your fears your hopes, love and hate, joy and sadness, and everything in-between. Songs are the stories that show how we’re all human and connected. If you can’t feel any emotion from a song, it’s not a good song. I get no greater joy than when I see someone crying listening to my song.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

The secret behind writing a hit song is trying not to write a hit song.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

Work really hard. Play in as many bands as you can, write with as many people as possible, work with as many producers and musicians as possible. Play a lot of shows and meet new people.  Cream always rises to the top.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

I wrote a lot of songs on the first two OneRepublic albums, was in the band and played bass and guitars on the albums. I’ve written and produced songs for Ke$ha, James Arthur, Phillip Phillips, Capital Cities and others. As a solo artist my song “Lover My Love” reached #5 on Billboard Dance Charts. I’ve won ASCAP award for “Song of the Year” for “Stop & Stare”.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

I usually sit at piano or guitar. I have a mic setup on my desk on a drum mic for easy access, even though I have a vocal booth I don’t use it I just record on my desk.

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Name the artists you are willing to collaborate with.

Paul McCartney or Bob Dylan would be a dream.

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State the links to your social networks and stores for purchase of your songs.

 

www.twitter.com/timmyers_music

https://www.facebook.com/timmyersofficial

www.Instagram/TimMyersOfficial

https://open.spotify.com/artist/3nAeLb80q2IAkNrkoEDaC7

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

Happiest day would be the birth of my child.

Saddest day would be hurting someone I love.

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Tell us how you would spend a million dollars.

I’d share it.

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Tell us how you manage other activities with your music career.

Help from my team.

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Tell us five artists you can regard as legends.

Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, David Bowie, Paul Simon, Tom Petty.

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Tell us your future plans pertaining music.

Still writing everyday.

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Tell us what you think about creativity and originality in music.

It’s important to be creative and original.

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Tell us the reason you are into music.

I’ve loved it since I was child; it’s something that I was just born really loving and feeling passionate about.

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Tell us your view on old school music and new school music in terms of preference.

I think the recordings today are much more hi fi, tighter, and bigger feeling, although sometimes nothing beats the distorted tape sound of the old vintage recordings. I love a combo of both.

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Tell us your most memorable day as an artist.

Getting my first music placement in the season finale of Grey’s Anatomy as a solo artist! I was so excited and threw a big viewing party.

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Tell us what you would do for the people if you found yourself in a position of power.

I would help people.

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