Dear ones, I’m eagerly awaiting the premiere of Natalia Kukulska’s new album “Czułe struny” – I wrote the lyrics for one of the songs (“Ktoś całkiem nowy” and I am wildly pleased with the result. This inspired me to put together a playlist of songs off other artists’ albums I wrote lyrics for.
Each time I write for other people or to other people’s music, it is a unique challenge and a learning opportunity totaly unlike writing for myself (even if in a few cases I end up singing the song anyway, as a guest vocalist).
You’ll mostly find other people singing my lyrics on this playlist. In a few cases I’m singing myself, as a guest on other artists’ albums. Sometimes I wrote part of the music. The playlist features tracks from Hey, Marcelina, Piotr Zioła, Smolik, Reni Jusis, Kucz/Bilińska, Daniel Bloom and Kaszebe.
Playlists on Spotify / Deezer / Apple Music:
- SPOTIFY https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7JOTmUY3pop7GZYlSkQjo1
- DEEZER: https://www.deezer.com/playlist/7730276042
- APPLE MUSIC https://music.apple.com/pl/playlist/song-s-o-s-teksty-gaby-kulki-dla-innych/pl.u-mJy8eW4TG4lN29?l=pl
Here are two tracks which are unavailable in streaming, but I love them so much I had to inslude them. I wrote the lyrics and sing both of them, and they come from the albums of Levity (with Toshinori Kondo) and Baaba, respectively:
I have to add, that finding the old lyric notebooks to take the picture of my ugly handwriting made me tear up a little. I vividly remember writing the lyrics to “Forget Me Not” on a freezeing bus, while going to a remote bathroom and kitchen tiles showroom (still working as an interior designer). If I could imagine then the final version sung by Emmanuelle Seigner, I’d sure feel warmer!