Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton, Keke Palmer, Jeremy Jordan
The soundtrack was produced by a super talented friend of mine, Mervyn Warren. I've worked a lot with Merv over the years and it's always a great joy. I contributed work on four "marquis" cuts in the film - delivering live drum kit, drum programming and percussion tracks. "Maybe I'm Amazed" is an excellent example of my preferred hybrid approach to drums. I start with a live performance on my 'ol vintage Gretch, then create custom sounds for each section of the arrangement as needed. I cook the tracks in this way until they're a perfect blend of organic feel, solid time, great sonics. When I get big smiles from the producers - the hard work has paid off.