Combining unique melodies and lyrics to bring you striking and hard-hitting music. My performance is consistent and constantly evolving. My voice emanates bright tones that can fit a wide range of genres, stretching from soft Jazz to Rock.
Unique melodies with catchy hooks. I deliver a consistent and believable performance that is fully edited, pitch corrected, and produced. I am an avid songwriter and can write lyrics and melodies very quickly, as well as harmonies.
I've released 8 singles, 3 of which I coproduced, and all of which I have written the lyrics and melodies for. The next single I have set to release I produced in its entirety.
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Interview with Ally Ritchey
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception about what I do is that it is not worth much and will not produce an income.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I ask them exactly what they are looking for vocally and lyrically, as well as what they are looking for from me on my end when it comes to editing and pitch correction.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: My advice is to know what you want and communicate that. It is a lot easier to fulfill a task when someone is specific about what they want.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I would take my guitar, my computer, my 2i2, my SM7B, and my MPK mini.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Currently I am a full-time student at Belmont University, but I am also pursuing a career as an artist and songwriter within the music industry. I have been doing this for 4 years now.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is definitely something that is unique and combines a lot of genres, making it a bit more genre-ambiguous. I love working within the nuance of music. A lot of people believe they have to stay within their lane in music, but truthfully I believe there is a freedom to be found when producing and writing in music, because you can truthfully do whatever you want, and when you realize you can do whatever you want, it's a lot more freeing and exciting to just go for it.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Jon Bellion more than anybody because his creativity reaches places I haven't seen many people go, besides Jacob Collier. I believe that Jon Bellion thinks outside the box with everything he does and created his own genre. His lyrics are so well thought out and convey a strong message every single time. Everything he does is so intentional and I love that.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Something I have learned in music production is that less is more when it comes to instruments and other audio that isn't vocals. I think vocal layering goes a long way and can often fill a lot of spaces instruments can't.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on a wide variety of music, which include soft jazz/r&b, pop, indie pop, lofi pop, EDM, electronic, downtempo, r&b, rock, pop rock, singer-songwriter. I am very versatile.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill would be my vocals. I am a very strong and consistent vocalist. However my songwriting abilities come in a close second, if not a tie with my vocals.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring a unique and eclectic style to each song. I love to work outside the typical pop structure and add my own style into a song, whether it's just in vocals, lyrics, or production. I am big on writing lyrical and melodic structures that syncopate in unusual ways together.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: When I work, I typically like to sit down and do as much as I can at a time. Once I am in the zone, I will work until the project is finished, or at least until I cannot look at the screen any longer. I tend to be very productive as well as a perfectionist. Additionally, I don't have a particular order in which I like to do things normally, however if I am producing a track, I will commonly produce a demo, and then record melodies, harmonies, and filler vocals afterward.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: In my Studio I have two JBL 5" Monitors, along with an SM7B microphone, a Focusrite 2i2 Interface, and some acoustical treatment. I monitor and record everything in Logic Pro X. I also have an Akai MPK Mini and a Casio 88 Key Piano that can be used as a midi as well.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am inspired by Jon Bellion, Daniel Caesar, Maggie Rogers, Lorde, Tom Misch, H.E.R, and Sabrina Claudio.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I commonly will write topline melodies, harmonies, and lyrics.