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with Seth MoSley
The WriTer’s room
CCM: What does it feel like to have a hand in writing a
hit for such a huge band?
SM: It is a huge honor to me to be a part of helping to
co-write and co-produce for a band that I’ve looked up to
for so long. They have a great team and really made this
record what it is.
CCM: What were the writing sessions like?
SM: They started with my great friend and co-writer
Juan Otero in our little duo we have named THE WRITE
BROTHERS. We knew that “this is who I am” was a huge line
of affirmation for all listeners to embrace their identity as
believers and to rally around an anthem of being changed
from the inside out by Christ. I don’t think when we wrote
this song we ever even imagined it would be cut by the
newsboys. Everyone knew after we finished the vocals that
we were sitting on something really special.
CCM: Are you a lyrics first kind of guy? Melody? Beat?
How do songs evolve for you?
SM: It all starts with some kind of hook. I usually end up
singing a song title with guitar chords, like on “Leaving Here
Someday” or “Gotta Be Something,” and build the melody
after that. I finish the lyrics later. I try to find the biggest topic
I feel our listeners can rally around and relate to.
CCM: How does your personal story/testimony/
relationship with God play out in your writing?
SM: It is everything in my writing. I hope that every song I
write, in some way or another, leads a listener to follow my
experience on how I’ve come to know the Lord, which is a
day-by-day growing process.
CCM: Any mentors or other artists who have
SM: Needless to say, the newsboys.
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