Part Of The Band

The 1975

(09 min / 30 min)

Jack Antonoff

  • Production

Follow the Grammy-winning producer on his never-ending quest to discover new sounds in the studio. In this series, Jack goes back to explore his critically-acclaimed work with British pop band, The 1975. Featuring a delicate tapestry of folk and orchestral instruments, the song was built to sound like a modern day ‘band in a room’.

To achieve this goal, Jack and the band approached things differently. Musicians swap instruments. Drums veer off-grid. Cellos drift in and out of tune. These experiments create the perfect environment for a unique arrangement to emerge, and the team is prepared to capture them at a moment’s notice.

Sound design is woven deeply into the recording process, and Jack reveals all of the creative processing techniques that they used to craft the song’s compelling musical textures. While many instruments are captured in a naturalistic way, others are warped and distorted through an array of vintage preamps and echo units.

Towards the end of the series, Jack moves past the recording process and into his general production philosophies. He explores what it means to be a record producer today, and he offers advice on how to manage the industry’s immense expectations and pressures. These simple strategies help him to shield himself from the opinions of others and focus on creating work that is authentic at all costs.

Subtitles in English, Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese


Jack Antonoff

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...

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