A Beaux across the pond

By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 13, 2013

But what about quality control? "I just made sure she was in a good studio and a good place with people who knew what they were doing," Snyder says. "I think they respected it enough that they did it right . . . It's just a matter of getting cleanest vocal possible and just take it from there."

Snyder describes his role as sort of the 21st century version of Bernie Taupin's relationship with Elton John, the wind beneath Beaux's wings, so to speak.

Snyder and Saunders are now shopping songs to publishing houses and labels, building up their song repertoire. At the same time, Saunders will be looking to tour and raise her profile — while Snyder stays at home.

There's no doubt it's a behind-the-scenes role he's playing, but Snyder is comfortable outside of the limelight. "The plan for me," he says, "is that I continue to work with Beaux and her people and help her see her vision and her music through, but I'm always working with other writers and performers as well. She happens to be really taking off, through her own efforts and her own sweat. I'm invested in her from that standpoint, but she's not the end of the line in terms of collaborators."

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