Zedd just lately sat down with GQ to debate and break down some his greatest hits, track-by-track. With the large success “The Middle” this 12 months, it’s superior to get an insider perspective, straight from the supply.
In order to totally respect Zedd’s craft, you could first perceive the place he got here from. His writing and recording course of started at an early age, when he was about 5 years outdated.
“When I used to be rising up we didn’t actually have a lot, so after we obtained a keyboard, that's what we had,” he shares within the video beneath. “My dad and mom would work all day, and my brother and I'd simply sit and write music and report music.”
He opens with “Clarity” — a music he says helped to “form” his profession. It’s tough to fathom, however the masterful producer says earlier than “Clarity,” it was arduous to seek out vocalists who wished to work with him. At that time, DJs had been thought as simply that and being a producer didn’t come hand in hand.
Soon sufficient, the collabs got here dashing in, together with “Beauty And A Beat” with Justin Bieber, “Break Free” with Ariana Grande, and “Stay” with Alessia Cara. He additionally talks “Spectrum,” his “Lost In Japan” remix for Shawn Mendes and what it was like working with Kesha on “True Colors.”
It’s only one hit after one other for Zedd!
Zedd Breaks Down His Most Iconic Tracks