Canadian Musician - May / June 2018 - Page 55

PK: It is more common to get very loose direction, although sometimes I do get specific parts. For example, I am currently working on a 12-song album for an indie rock artist from the U.K., and for his record, I am mostly replaying the parts that he al- ready wrote, with the exception of a couple parts that I came up with; however, most of the time, I get direction like, “We want it to be really high-energy top 40,” and I have to interpret what that means to them. I often ask for reference songs when working on- line to make sure that I understand them correctly, but after doing sessions for a while, you start getting used to interpreting vague directions. twangy country guitar. I know a lot of play- ers and artists who do not like this, though I actually do as it makes each gig different.   CM: Whether it’s an online or in-person session, is it more common that some- one gives you a very specific part and directions, or that you’re given loose direction and some freedom to come up with your own ideas? Do you prefer one over the other? OWEN OWEN DAVEY DAVEY Already an international sensation at just 13 years old, Owen Davey is a multi-instrumen- talist from Stratford, ON, whose cover videos have attracted tens of millions of viewers around the world. He plans to record and release his own compositions in the near future. C A N A D I A N M U S I C I A N • 55