In episode 16, we spoke to Irish songwriter Lesley Roy in her Manhattan apartment where she has living in lockdown. Lesley is a songwriter and performer from Balbriggan, County Dublin. She has co-written with Katy Perry and two of her songs have appeared on hit reality TV show “The Hills”. In 2012, her co-write “Pop That Lock” featured on a chart-topping album in the USA, and her voice can be heard every time WWE wrestler Ember Moon enters the ring.
Lesley was also Ireland’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with her own song “Story of My Life”.
In this episode, Lesley tells us about her experience of writing with Katy Perry, touring her début album across the USA at the age of 21, and she explains the different songwriting approaches in LA and Nashville.
The songs featured in this episode were all written and co-written by Lesley. In order, they are:
"Story of My Life" - Ireland's entry for Eurovision Song Contest 2020
"Here For You Now" from Unbeautiful LP (2008)
"Slow Goodbye" from Unbeautiful LP (2008)
For more info on the Irish Institute of Music & Song, visit irishinstituteofmusic.com