The first few lines to Ysa Fernandez’s iconic song, “Move“go like this:” Wear heels and high standards / Don’t want to hear you say that, no need to joke / They say she’s so flying all the time / Get me outside, I’m on the grind mine. ”
For starters, “Move” is one of 20 songs she wrote for reality TV show alike Sunset sale and Keeping Up With The Kardashians. The 25-year-old musician writes all her songs at her studio in Nashville as a creative way and a way to subsidize her Music career (in addition to the infamous reality TV music, she also writes her own music).
Ysa is not the only one musician who writes music for reality TV shows, and she doesn’t even technically work for them. In Small Talk fashion, Ysa tells us about her songwriting process, listening to her songs play while the Kardashians stare at the screen, and how it feels to see people drag her music it’s in TikTok transparent Sunset sale’s premiere.
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Mashable: What made you start writing music for reality TV?
I’m a full-time musician in Nashville. During a pandemic, I started working with a company called Vanacore Music, a crazy company. They are wonderful. And, basically, I just write a bunch of songs, send them to these companies, and then they advertise them for all these shows.
Why reality TV music?
It’s funny because I really don’t watch much TV. I didn’t grow up with TV, so it’s funny that I have so many songs playing on it [these] Shows. Now, oh my god, I’m obsessed with Kardashians and Sunset Sale. It is just very interesting. I’m just writing with the people here in town who have written music for them. So I almost fell for it. And I realized that I was good at it, and it was fun. So I can write all day and send them these, and they say, “Oh, okay, this is great.”
Guide me on the typical composing process for you? How is writing these songs different from writing your own?
It’s the opening of the song that sets it apart. I produce music as well as write, and sometimes I have collaborators, but most of the time I’m just in my studio in Nashville. And I mean the songs are for me as an artist – and sometimes these songs also appear on the shows – but the songs from the artist’s point of view, they usually come from a story. , like a guy broke up with me or something happened to my friend. It’s more personal.
And then sometimes I want to write a funny song. Like, something about dancing, something about getting something, about moving. And it’s a way of cleaning up when you’re writing, especially if you’re writing a lot of heavy, emotional music, as well as fun, stupid songs.
What is your favorite song that you wrote for TV?
One I wrote was included in pretty much every program… [My friend and I] wrote this funny song and I said, “This has to go somewhere.” It was finally placed on Kardashians First. It was one of those plays when she stepped out of a Lambo. And it’s very iconic. So that’s probably my favorite song, and it’s also my artist’s Spotify song. It’s called “Move,” and it’s a lot of fun.
How do you feel when people start not necessarily pulling but talking about music on TikTok?
Oh, they definitely pulled it, which is hilarious to me. Nothing is guaranteed in this business. We are just the creators of this track and it may or may not be included in the show. It’s not like I’m working for these programs. You never know what the bag is. So that was hilarious. I have a few songs already put on Sunset saleand I see people just pulling in the music. And yes, this music is fun, very funny to make, but at the same time, yeah, it’s silly sometimes.
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It’s something that doesn’t take itself too seriously, especially from the artist’s side of it. I’m producing these tracks and I’m singing on them. I like to be silly. It’s fun. And yes, my TikTok has been hilarious lately because of these videos and some people absolutely hate me for it. Some say, “Continue being a girlfriend,” and some say, “I love hearing you say in the morning, skin skin skin“I just thought it was funny.
Does it open you up to a new online community?
It definitely has. Really glad I posted that video and I said, “I’m about to get spammed.” I thought I would get hate for it, that’s cool too. I’m not pressured in any way. It’s not encapsulated in my ego or anything. It is just fun.
How do you not run out of ideas?
It’s like any musician. No matter what you are writing for, you are writing as an artist, you are writing for others, you are writing with something in mind. Themes will always be repeated, whether they are about being a boss or, such as, my boyfriend broke up with me and i’m so sad. Do you understand what I mean? How do we write this in a way that has never been written before? I’m a boss: You could say that a million ways, and it’s still fun. That is a challenge.
What is your favorite reality TV show?
I love Kardashians, and i love Sunset sale. Not only because I have music there, but I just think they’re really fun just like the shows. Also Married at first sight. It’s so good.
Do you have a dream show made?
How much bigger can you get than Kardashians? That’s pretty crazy to me.