Today we’d like to introduce you to EJ Sarà.
Hi EJ, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today.
I always loved writing music when I was growing up and had written for an indie band right after college, but hadn’t written anything for a while. I continued to work as a music therapist with geriatrics, and so I became very familiar with all the old standards. I started playing with a swagger rock band about 4 years ago and soon after joining the band, started writing music for them. I had so much fun writing music again that the floodgates opened up, and I started writing more than my band could keep up with. I also wanted to write in various genres, and I needed an additional outlet. I found a course online that taught about writing music for sync licensing. I started the course, still not sure if this was going to be my “thing,” and there certainly was a learning curve to purchase my own home recording equipment, learn how to use it, and to start collaborating with other writers and producers I met through the online course and in other online music support groups. In a matter of a few months, I started to find those golden collaborators and started to find my groove. I loved that I got to write a ton of music and write in various genres. I got songs signed to sync licensing companies, and it took longer to start getting the syncs, but they are coming now. I am happy to say that this truly is my “thing.” I love writing music for sync- I love writing dramatic and deep cinematic lyrics and melodies. I love writing swagger rock with attitude. I love writing super pop stuff and EDM dream tracks. The variety keeps it fresh, and seeing these tracks land in ads, film, and TV makes it so motivating to keep going- especially when the music sounds like it was totally made for the scene- very satisfying.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back, would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
It was a struggle to find great people to collaborate with. At first, I collaborated with tons of people. I do recommend doing that for artists who are just starting out. Through that process, I was able to find collaborators who I continue to write music with. When you find those people, you gotta hold on to them!
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I would say a lot of my sassy swagger music has done really well. I also just finished two albums of “trailer” style cinematic music and am really excited to be diving into this genre as well. My vocal style involves a lot of harmonies and layers. I am very much influenced by Imogen Heap and how she uses her voice not only to harmonize but also in creating non-lyric sounds.
I have had my music featured on Batwoman, MasterClass, and shows on MTV and Hulu, and SyFy. My music has also been on an Italian fashion ad and a nutrition supplement ad. I am excited to see where else my music lands in the years to come.
- Instagram: ejsaramusic
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