A few months back NBC launced a new reality show, “Songland”, which highlights talented, unknown songwriters. Each week a handful of hopefuls “pitch” their original song to that weeks guest artist; including will.i.am, Kelsea Ballerini, the Jonas Brothers and more. The guest artists then selects their top 3 songs and each songwriter is paired with one of the three super producers, Ryan Tedder (of OneRepublic and writer of SO many hit songs), Ester Dean (Rihanna, Katy Perry and more) and Shane McAnally (Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban and more). The super producers then work with the songwriter to fine tune the song, which is then re-pitched to the guest artist. The guest artist then selects one of these songs to record and release to the world.
What I love is that the guest artists and super producers are genuinely interested and excited to share their knowledge and experience to help these songwriters take their song to the next level.
There has been an amazing amount of talent already uncovered on the show. So far my top three songwriters are Rynn, REMMI and Josh Wood, see below.
Josh Wood: Spotify | Twitter
Songland has been on a break, but returns tomorrow night, Wednesday, August 14, on NBC at 9PM (EST). It’s a phenomenal show and fast becoming one of my favorite reality programs (behind Survivor), make sure you tune in!