Heather Bright, who is currently working under her dance pseudonym ‘Bright Lights’, is a confident songwriter with a proven track record. In such a competitive world, she is a welcoming voice for those who want a painted picture of the day to day work needed to be a successful artist.
Her twitter feed is full of inspirational advice on how to stay positive, and she recently tweeted that you should not “…worry about the music business. Just write really great songs and the rest will work itself out!” She also gives insight into her production, where she mixes her own vocal tracks. “99% of my releases, the vocals are delivered as a two-track acapella. Mixed and ready to be dropped in the producer’s session”.
This is an impressive and confident attribute. Artists as respected as Rhianna and Adele will generally record stems (short pieces of vocals) and have producers work with the artist to develop the record. Essentially, Bright is turning up to the producers with a finished vocal, reverb, effects and all. Many producers find that surprising, but in Bright’s mind, it makes for a quicker and clearer process. Producers go through many lengths to get the perfect vocal sound in the studio. Bright takes away the hassle.
Despite the fact that her vocals are only altered by herself, she isn’t afraid to adjust if necessary. In her words “Flexibility is one of the most important assets you can have in this business. You must be able to bend and adapt”.
The American has already penned songs for The Wanted, Usher, Toni Braxton and Justin Bieber. When starting out she attempted a route into music through the TV reality show ‘Road to Stardom with Missy Elliot’ but since then has transformed herself into an electronic vocalist powerhouse. Since 2012, she has provided vocals for Zedd, Porter Robinson and Hardwell, amongst others. Her new project is a solo album that follows on from her hit single ‘Runaway’.