Frank Lupo is a New Jersey based songwriter that I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with on for 4 productions. Each song unique and well written, Frank delivers catchy melodies and progressions that echo in my mind after I leave the studio.
Having melodies that are memorable are a must for a successful production. Since we are close to Valentine’s Day and love is in the air, I thought I’d share one of Lupo’s latest productions which is a beautiful adult contemporary ballad written for his wife.
We decided to go with a more stripped down production focusing on a grand piano with lush live string arrangements including a quartet of cello, violin and viola. We chose our session vocalist Tara to deliver the vocals on the track. The first time I heard Tara’s vocal interpretation on this recording, I had to listen again right away. Her delivery is so honest and fitting for this song.
Checkout “U & ME”:
How did you first get involved with StudioPros?
I initially got involved with StudioPros to get my songs recorded. Hiring professional musicians and booking studio time is very expensive and StudioPros was a very economical way of getting my songs produced. Although I was a little apprehensive at first, the end result was great. Since I am not extremely good with the computer, with Kati’s help, it was a breeze. Working with her was a pleasure and she made working online run smoothly for me.
How did we help to get your songs sounding professional?
Dealing with StudioPros was terrific. They are truly a top-notch service with courteous professionals, producers and musicians. As modifications were needed, each was handled in a way that exceeded my expectations. “U & ME” was my third song produced with StudioPros and I am pleased to say that with each one, it gets better and better.
What are you doing with your music? What’s next for you?
I am currently going through a few organizations to sell my recordings (TV and movie companies to use as soundtracks). I’m trying to reach out to record producers who are in the market for “up and coming” artists. Hopefully, next step is to continue writing and producing to work my way up to the “big time”!
I still have a few more songs to get out there and who knows what the future may bring??? I will tell you this, all of my songs will go through Kati O’Toole, StudioPros and their team because they are without doubt, THE BEST .
Who are some of your favorite songwriters and musical influences?
Two of my favorite writers are Sting and John Legend (his “All of Me” is fantastic). Lately, I find myself being influenced by Gotye, Ed Sheeran, and Simply Red among others.
When did you begin songwriting? What instruments do you write with?
Although I’ve dabbled with writing in the past, it’s only been the last two years that I’ve had the opportunity to seriously devote my time to my music. I use my guitar when writing and I have a friend who plays the piano and listens to what I’m working on to give his opinion.
What was the inspiration and writing process like for “U & Me”?
My wife and I have done a lot of traveling and our children are older now (18 & 21) and as I look back over the years, I was inspired to write what my family (and many others) and I are so grateful for. I definitely am inspired by things in everyday life –I am also inspired by how my children have grown up and watching them experience life with their family and friends.
Currently, after 20 years with UPS, I am devoting my time to writing which has always been my lifelong dream. Songwriting isn’t easy, it has it’s pitfalls, frustrations and insecurity issues, but I truly enjoy it.
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If you are interested in getting your songs produced professionally, don’t hesitate to contact producers Kati O’Toole or Robb Hutzal.
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If you’d like to discuss getting a project started, call: 1-310-928-7776. We look forward to working with you soon!