Keep moving or sink. What works for sharks works for songwriters. Edmonton’s Stereos burned into our consciousness in 2009 with their top-5 chart hit Summer Girl. Since then, smartphones became universal, the political landscape shook and streaming became the global listening and viewing mode. And multi-platinum, Juno-winning songwriter Patrick Kordyback rode every wave as the band sailed through the next decade. In this Q&A with veteran entertainment reporter Rudy Blair, Kordyback talks about adapting to a DIY era, writing hits on GarageBand, switching from the “jam” approach to solo songwriting, listening to and co-writing with other artists to widen his creative palette, and – most importantly – shedding the notion that there is only one way to do anything.
Brought To You By: RBC Emerging Artist Project