Living Room Live Virtual Concert Series: YVR Acoustic Set and Interview

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Stage Right Secrets spoke with YVR about their new music, life in quarantine, and more. Watch their acoustic session, below.

As songwriters for yourselves and other artists, how do you decide if a song will be yours or to pitch to another artist?

When we write with and for other artists, we begin the process with that in mind so we never become too emotionally attached to it. When writing for ourselves, we start from a different, more personal space.

How does a typical songwriting session work?

Usually, we begin with a chord progression or lyrical concept and shape the song from that. Then Stephen builds the track and I (Courtney) write the melody and lyrics. More often than not, we go through the process of writing and re-writing until it feels “perfect”.

What is the oddest place you’ve come up with an idea for a song?

There isn’t an exact location in mind but usually song ideas come up when we least expect it: Driving, taking a shower, hanging out with friends, watching a show.

Since most of the world is or was in quarantine, what did you do to pass the time (Binging shows, cooking, new skills, etc.)

We’ve been doing puzzles. As lame as that may sound, it’s actually super fun. We’ve been riding our bikes, having quarantine FaceTime double dates and I (Courtney) have been cooking more than I ever thought was possible.

Did you find it easier or harder to be creative while at home?

Considering we’ve always worked from home, that aspect hasn’t changed at all. However, the fact that we haven’t been able to spend as much time with friends, traveling, touring etc., it’s made it harder to stay creative.

What else can fans expect from you this year?

More music, videos, and backyard self-timer photo shoots.

Jacklyn is the Editor In Chief of Stage Right Secrets. Jacklyn's photography and articles can also be found on The Recording Academy's GRAMMYPro, GRAMMYU, PopCrush, Taste of Country, among other outlets. Besides press Jacklyn is a "Jack of All Trades" working various jobs at local concerts and touring.