DAVE BURNETT

Music is such an amazing tool for accessing our human emotions. There are songs that stay with us our whole lives; those truly evocative songs that give us access to feelings that may not be possible to describe otherwise. The ideas and emotions that artists need to express could be simple, or they can be extraordinarily complex, but music is a gifted communicator.

The ideas behind a song, the emotion in the voice, the feel of the drums or bass - that’s where I like to start when I’m working in the studio. My role in the recording process can be as simple or as detailed as the music itself, but primarily, I simply help ensure that the feeling behind the music is the feeling that the listener will receive. Sometimes we have to dig into the fabric of the song to distill the meaning, but sometimes the music is communicating so clearly by itself that all we have to do is stand back and listen.

Great songs can change feelings and minds. I love working with artists in that creative space where those songs really take shape.

DAVE BURNETT

Music is such an amazing tool for accessing our human emotions. There are songs that stay with us our whole lives; those truly evocative songs that give us access to feelings that may not be possible to describe otherwise. The ideas and emotions that artists need to express could be simple, or they can be extraordinarily complex, but music is a gifted communicator.

The ideas behind a song, the emotion in the voice, the feel of the drums or bass - that’s where I like to start when I’m working in the studio. My role in the recording process can be as simple or as detailed as the music itself, but primarily, I simply help ensure that the feeling behind the music is the feeling that the listener will receive. Sometimes we have to dig into the fabric of the song to distill the meaning, but sometimes the music is communicating so clearly by itself that all we have to do is stand back and listen.

Great songs can change feelings and minds. I love working with artists in that creative space where those songs really take shape.