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Ariana Grande Songwriter Tayla Parx Drops New Solo Album ‘We Need to Talk’

The work of a songwriter is not unlike that of a therapist. According to Tayla Parx, who’s cowritten hits like Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next” and “High Hopes” by Panic! At the Disco, the best sessions with artists are the ones in which they’re vulnerable, willing to open themselves up for a conversation. Listening to the musician with whom she’s working is key. And each artist exists in his or her own comfort zone when it comes to openness. There are some, like Janelle Monáe, who is, as Parx puts it, “serious and very reserved in the studio.” And there are others, like Grande. “Ariana comes in and she’s like, ‘I just went through some s–t, guys,’” Parx recounts.
So they talk about it. They talk about whatever is on the artist’s mind. Once she steps into the studio, Parx is on someone else’s schedule, experiencing their emotions, whatever they’re feeling. Then, after that’s established, they’ll write a song.
“It’s all about making that artist feel comfortable,” she says. “I will never judge anything, whether it’s good or bad. And I try to do the same for myself; I handle the artists with that same approach. They could tell me

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