Here is a short documentary on Grammy award winning songwriter and producer Benny Blanco which really gives you a behind the scenes view of how pop songs are written.
Benny is the the man behind hit songs for Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Taio Cruz, Britney Spears, Wiz Khalifa, Mike Posner, Justin Bieber, Maroon 5 and Sean Kingston.
An impressive resume in anyone’s language…
Even though the songs featured on this video are not songs that I would normally get into, I was really, impressed with the love and passion Benny has for his craft.
He candidly admits to not knowing anything about the technical side of music and how his songwriting process is all trial and error. he literally just tries things out to see what happens.
The video also features his home studio setup which has a real DIY feel to it plus his love for old synths.
For someone so young and with a fair bit of success under his his belt, it’s refreshing to see someone like Benny Blanco keeping it real.
What do you think?