Alicia Bognanno of Bully: Berklee Online LIVE | Songwriting | Q&A | 2017

May 7, 2018


Published on Dec 7, 2017

Download Your Free Songwriting Handbook Now: Earn Your Songwriting Degree Online with Berklee: Alicia Bognanno is the singer, songwriter, and guitarist of the band Bully, which she formed in Nashville in 2013. Bully released their second album, Losing (Sub Pop), in October 2017, and despite the self-deprecating title, the band have catapulted beyond a sophomore slump, earning accolades from the likes of NME, Rolling Stone, and Pitchfork. On this edition of the Berklee Online: Songwriting series, Bognanno discusses writing vulnerable lyrics, sequencing for live shows and albums, collaborative possibilities with Courtney Barnett and/or Kim Deal, how she writes a lead guitar part, how she finds harmonies to fit the screaming melodies that define Bully, and more. Pat Healy is Senior Writer/Editor for Berklee Online. He is also the host of Berklee Online’s popular podcast, Music Is My Life. Prior to Berklee, he was the Music Editor for Metro Newspapers. He has interviewed hundreds of musicians, and written about music for Pitchfork, Spin, Paste, MOJO, the Boston Globe, and many other publications. Berklee Online LIVE is a 30-minute interview series featuring discussions with extraordinary musicians and music industry insiders. Viewers have the opportunity to ask questions of guests by posting the hashtag #BerkleeOnlineLIVE on social media. To learn more about upcoming events in the Berklee Online LIVE series, visit About Berklee Online: Berklee Online is the continuing education division of Berklee College of Music, delivering online access to Berklee’s acclaimed curriculum from anywhere in the world, offering online courses, certificate programs, and degree programs. Contact an Academic Advisor today: 1-866-BERKLEE (US) 1-617-747-2146 (international callers) Alicia Bognanno: Berklee Online LIVE | Songwriting | Q&A | 2017 | Berklee Online