We recently spent the day in Venice, California with Harrison Kipner, a fiercely independent third generation songwriter, performer and producer, and got a glimpse into his world as a young, emerging artist. Harry records with an Apogee Quartet and when he's listening to music or wants to share work in progress with his dad, he brings Apogee Groove. “When I play something to him, I need it to sound good, so I bring the Groove” Harry remarks. “I just plug it into a laptop and it feels and sounds like it was in the studio.”
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My name is Harrison Kipner, singer songwriter.
The chorus of this song is awesome and I’m trying to figure out the progression that will make the melody really work.
I was a music first lover for sure. The first record I had was Daft Punk “Homework,” and my mom’s friend Carl just gave it to me, without even a case or anything. I was completely obsessed and I’d play it on loop. I’d listen to one song over and over again. I still do that.
Hi, check it out.
I think I was scared to start making music because my grandfather was a songwriter and so is my dad. I think as a career, it was intimidating at first.
“Who’s the honey?”
No, honey is the life I want and maybe the girl too.
I got really inspired when I realized that I was going have to get a job or make music. And then I sold a song to Nelly, the rapper and that’s how I pay for this room and it’s supporting my own music. You know I really want to be the one singing and performing my own songs, that’s the dream.
After I worked on a little bit. I’m going to take it to my dad. My dad is the biggest influence on me. He’s had number ones for like fifty years, he’s probably going to rip me to shreds on some of it.
“Don’t bore us get to the chorus”
When I play something to him, I need it to sound good. He’s listening to super high quality stuff all day every day. So I just bring the Groove an plug it in to a laptop and it feels and sounds like it was in the studio.
You can’t fake goosebumps. You just get this uhh, and that’s the only way that you can tell that something’s right.
And you’re like, that’s it!
“I like it”
I’ve been stressing so much about these songs and stuff. I went to this place and just got this and like this, not being so serious. It’s been really fun.
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