First session with Florence, aligning visions, song concept, piano, Juno synth, bass guitar, lyrics
Blending bass line with arpeggiator, stacking low end sources, panning, D.I. vs. amplifier, vocal chain, reverb
Drum recording, playing, treatment, live pop aesthetic, fills, shocking the system, filtering, effects
Layering brush stroke drums, compressing quiet vs. loud performances, deviating from the grid, gut instinct
Brass & strings orchestration, harp, tape, arrangement, mix treatment, limiting, final touches by Serban Ghenea
Florence + The Machine(08 min / 52 min)
The long-awaited second series with star songwriter and producer Jack Antonoff is here!
In this release, the multiple Grammy award-winner takes you through his experience of creating ‘King’, the lead single from the 2022 album ‘Dance Fever’ by Florence + The Machine. Antonoff recounts his first ever studio session with Florence Welch, during which they brainstormed with excerpts of her poetry and block notes on piano. He explains how their visions for the project aligned and the early writing process at Rak Studios evolved into the final production.
Jack reveals how he recorded and treated bass guitar, drums, Juno synth, vocals, and more. He also elaborates on the desired effect of parts played in terms of composition and performance. Furthermore, Antonoff shares a few boldly unorthodox methods that have earned him such wide acclaim as a major creative force in modern music!
Subtitles in English, Spanish, Portuguese
About Jack Antonoff
Jack Antonoff is a four-time Grammy®Award-winning singer, songwriter, musician, and producer, as well as the creative force behind Bleachers. After serving as lead guitarist in multi-platinum band fun., Antonoff launched his solo project Bleachers in 2014 with the critically acclaimed debut album Strange Desire. The album found him setting emotional meditations on anxiety, depression, and loss against a backdrop of earworm melodies and massive choruses on songs like the gold-certified “I Wanna Get...