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Song Title: Spotlight

Song Theme: Identity

Jack Chen

Vancouver, British Columbia 

Major: Electronic Production & Design;

Contemporary Writing & Production 


Year of Graduation:  2023  

Jack is a producer and multi-instrumentalist from Vancouver, Canada. He currently attends the Berklee College of Music, where he studies arranging and electronic production.

How is your theme reflected in  your song or production?

My song talks about the anxiety and loneliness of being thrust into the spotlight. While I haven't personally experienced this, it encompasses how I imagine it'd feel to be in the spotlight. Some parts of the song are reflective of my own experiences, and other parts are more speculative. Another thing I consider is how genuine people are in the spotlight, whether they're being true to themselves or acting a certain way to appear more likable or relatable. This song is almost like exploring my identity and how I'd feel if I were to one day be under the spotlight.

How did this project impact you?

This project gave me a lot of insight into hip-hop songwriting, arranging, and production. Before starting this project, I was entirely new to these facets of hip-hop creation. Exploring the topic of identity was also eye-opening, and I discovered more of my creative and artistic side when focusing on my identity.

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