vampire

Olivia Rodrigo

(09 min / 53 min)

Dan Nigro

  • Production

Dan Nigro welcomes us into his home studio to explore the making of Olivia Rodrigo’s multi-platinum single, ‘vampire.’ Written and produced in collaboration with the artist, the song launched Olivia’s sound to new heights and ushered in a new era for her second album. Explore the production process behind this chart-topping single and learn how to craft exceptional arrangements featuring all-live instrumentation.

Dan goes back to the basics of composition, showing how simple changes in harmony, tempo and dynamics can elevate a song to the next level. After reviewing the basic song structure, he builds up the arrangement track by track and delves deeper into his recording process. You will learn how he tracked the song’s powerful drums, guitars, strings and vocals, all within the confines of his humble writing room.

At the heart of it all lies the artist’s one-of-a-kind vocal performance. Dan reveals Olivia’s complete recording chain and offers helpful tips for capturing unforgettable moments in the studio. From micro-dynamics to vocal inflections, Dan reveals the techniques they used to create a captivating song that will stand the test of time.

Subtitles in English, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian


About Dan Nigro

Daniel Nigro is a critically acclaimed record producer and songwriter based in Los Angeles, by way of Long Island, NY. Nigro has worked closely with artists such as Caroline Polachek, Sky Ferreira, Chappell Roan and Olivia Rodrigo. He has collected various accolades across his career, including eight Grammy nominations, winning a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album for his production of Sour in 2022. Most recently, Daniel was honored alongside co-writer Olivia Rodrigo, as the 2024 ASCAP Pop Music...

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