Mitchell Froom is an American producer, keyboard player and composer. He started his career in the eighties as a gifted session musician, however Froom’s career as a producer began when he was acclaimed for his production work on Del Fuego’s LP Boston, Mass in 1985 and Crowed House’s self-titled album one year later. By the end of the eighties, Froom had strengthen his status of promising producer, thanks to his collaboration with Richard Thompson’s album Daring Adventures among others. At the beginning of the nineties, Froom entered into a collaboration with the engineer Tchad Blake, where together, they worked for over a decade with many successful artists such as Suzanne Vega, Los Lobos, The Bangles, Elvis Costello, The Corrs, Paul McCartney, Pearl Jam, becoming one of the most influent duos in the music industry. Together, they became well know for possessing a distinctive sound identity, characterized by reverbed vocals, distorted texture and junkyard percussions.
Froom has produced over 60 albums, and has composed and produced music for numerous films. He has also been nominated for several Grammys, including Record of the Year for La Bamba by Los Lobos (1988), Producer of the Year in 1993 for both Kiko by Los Lobos and 99.9F° by Suzanne Vega. He was also nominated for the 1998 Golden Globe Award and the 1999 Grammy for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media for co-writing with Sheryl Crow the James Bond movie title song, ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’.