We are still playing ‘Save Tonight,’ an update on Eagle-Eyed Cherry’s hit of the same name. With this in mind, we sought out its producer Jayddyn to have a chat about how he decided to create his version.
Thanks for taking the time to speak to us! How long have you been making music for?
I started out making music when I was still in school, so since then I have always been involved in writing, producing and performing.
How do you feel your sound and influences have changed along the way, and are they constantly evolving?
Absolutely! I am the type of guy who gets easily bored of doing the same thing over and over again, so I am constantly looking for exciting new ways to explore musical styles as well as combing them in new interesting ways. I have always been drawn to distinct emotional vocals that I liked to combine with acoustic instruments. But lately I have also been working on more energetic and electronic tunes, which is pretty fun as well.
What would you say your style is all about?
Well, it is always hard to describe your own style, but there are definitely a couple of things that I try to infuse into every song: a great vocal performance, emotion, of course a vibe you can dance to and a certain element of surprise.
Which tunes are you particularly feeling right now?
Sofie Tukker’s ‘Batshit’ is just right up my alley. Currently on repeat. ‘Bad In Common’ by SHY Martin is a great pop tune and I just love her voice.
What did you enjoy about making your edit of ‘Save Tonight?’ How does it feel to have reworked such a classic?
This one took me a while to figure out! When I recorded the vocals there were just some basic piano chords, nothing else. The vocal performance was great but I had to let it rest for at least three months before inspiration hit me. So, with cover versions I always feel this subliminal responsibility to do the original justice without being derivative. But I am really happy with how it turned out!
What have been the most fun parts of the year so far for you?
We shot the video for ‘Save Tonight’ last month and I had a great time on the set. Working with people who are passionate and dedicated is something I don’t take for granted, so I really enjoyed being surrounded by such a great team.
If you could give a producer just starting out one piece advice, what would it be?
Do everything yourself as long as you can.And ignore the naysayers!
What do you most want to achieve this year, and why?
I want to reach as many people as possible with my music and hopefully I will be able to play some shows later this year.