French producer Quiet Dawn has been making some noise thanks to the recent release of his single “New Dawn,” which features a killer instrumental and potent-as-ever bars from Oddisee. So when I was approached to share an interview that breaks down the track, of course I was interested. That sentiment only got stronger when I watched the clip of Dawn speaking on the track. While his demeanor is pretty laid-back, his excitement about the track is palpable, especially in discussing two bits in particular.
First, there’s the fact that Oddisee apparently turned his vocals in within a few days, and they were so perfect that Dawn didn’t have to do a damn thing to ’em. And then Dawn mentions how he and his team in the studio were too lazy to go home and get shakers, so they recorded that part using brushes and jeans. Pretty rad, especially considering you probably wouldn’t have known that if he didn’t reveal it.
You can watch the interview and stream the single below. Buy it here.