Sugarland's Incredible Machine Tour Week in Review: Kristian and Ellis Paul on songwriting

Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 10:00 AM

Kristian's old friend Ellis Paul opened three shows with us this weekend, and Sugarland TV sat down with the pair to talk about writing and the challenges of crafting a "simple song."

Have you tried your hand at songwriting? Who are some of YOUR favorite songwriters? Talk about your process, your inspirations, or post examples of your work in the comments!

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Video Credit: Valarie Allyn Bienas

  1. jnettles4lyfe! avatar

    On Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 3:34 AM, jnettles4lyfe! said:

    these clips sound great! cant wait to hear the new song (:

  2. melanie avatar

    On Sun, Jul 17, 2011 at 2:51 AM, melanie said:

    Love this

  3. CR1976 avatar

    On Sat, Jul 9, 2011 at 1:40 PM, CR1976 said:

    Thanks for sharing behind the scenes,its So interesting.

    Trying to write a song which is completely distinctive and yet completely
    universal must be a monumental task.especially dealing with such fragmented

    I think we all have unfeigned admiration for your song writing and great performances.Y'all are First Class

  4. Laura488 avatar

    On Mon, Jul 4, 2011 at 1:27 AM, Laura488 said:

    I love seeing Kristian in songwriting mode :) Plus I love the song! It's great to see Jennifer and Kristian in their niche when they perform, but it's also really cool to get to see this "other side" of what they do. I'm really into the behind the scenes work of things, so thanks for sharing that with us!

  5. Becky avatar

    On Sat, Jul 2, 2011 at 12:48 PM, Becky said:

    Thank you for sharing this, I loved watching a little bit of the songwriting process! All of these behind-the-scenes videos are great :)

  6. jnettles4lyfe! avatar

    On Fri, Jul 1, 2011 at 11:16 PM, jnettles4lyfe! said:

    Thank you so much for sharing! i cant wait to hear this "simple song!" sounds great from the bits i have heard so far!

  7. Robyn avatar

    On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 1:25 PM, Robyn said:

    I love this its great to see behind the scenes!

  8. Sugarland4ever avatar

    On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 5:19 AM, Sugarland4ever said:

    amazing video thanks

  9. LKnox avatar

    On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 12:00 AM, LKnox said:

    Wonderful video! Thanks so much for sharing.

    I too try to boil down complex concepts into simple lines (less is more) of verse and melody that paint a picture. Whether a fallen soldier in Afghanistan talking to his love from a letter delivered too late –to the agony and ecstasy of everyday LIFE…here's a couple examples on Youtube…

    The Road to Helmand

    The Mournful Cry


  10. rachiianne avatar

    On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 1:33 AM, rachiianne said:

    I really like this video! Seeing the whole process of the song making is great! To see how songs are made and where they came from!

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