A collaboration is always a great opportunity to mesh to genres, styles, and artists into something new and exciting. The new track from Audien featuring Echosmith did just that. Connecticut-bred Audien, a primarily EDM artist connected with California pop-rock sibling group, Echosmith to create the dance-pop masterpiece, “Favorite Sound”. Beyond the Stage got the chance to chat with both artists about the song, writing process and how the collaboration began.
When looking for collaborators, Audien said that he likes choosing artists outside of his genre. His process for ”Favorite Sound” was no different. “I actively searched out top lines in a totally different space than I am in. I often do that to blend genres and create something unique, so I asked Echosmith for some ideas! The rest is history.” Sydney Sierota, lead singer of Echosmith said the opportunity to come together simply came from a call from their manager. “Our manager told us about the opportunity to work with Audien sometime last year and we were into the idea right away! We love getting to collaborate with all types of artists and I’ve always loved EDM collaborations.” It’s clear that both of these artists love transcending genres to create music that is special and unique.
When it comes to collaborations, the writing process can go about a million different ways. Whether it’s in person or not, it’s key to make something that will mesh and connect with people. For “Favorite Sound” the process was “really quick, and really internet,” Audien said. “We did everything on our own and I blended it all together in the end. Kind of a sterile process but the result was everything but!”
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