Singled Out: Maia Sharp
I had the line "If You Change the Ending" for months. I brought it up in a couple different co-write sessions, but it just wasn't in the air until I wrote with Boots Ottestad.
We saw and liked the same conflicted things about the story it implied. We fell pretty quickly into complementary writing roles, his more music and mine more lyric, and set out to convey what sounds like a successful love story but then twists at the end.
We got to be positive but not too schmaltzy, broken but not wallowing and sad but not precious at all about it.
This was in the early batch of four or five songs that lit the fire to make another album. My joint venture label, Blix Street Records, heard it and immediately dubbed it their favorite so we named the album after it. "Change the Ending" is available now on Change the Ending.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and check out this live performance of the song right here! Learn more about Maia and grab her tour dates and more here.