Earlier this year, we interviewed Jack Saunders, a 22 year old singer / songwriter from Yeovil. We spoke about the ups and downs of the music scene in recent times, the Coronavirus Outbreak, and we discussed his latest single ‘Meet At The Light’ (view the article here).
Today, we talk again to Jack Saunders, after his recent visit to Antix; Creative Studios, in Weymouth, where he produced his latest single ‘My Mistake’.
Frazer Mitchell; Hi Jack, nice to talk to you again. I hope you’ve been keeping well. Are you looking forward to the big reopening after the many lockdowns?
Jack Saunders; Hi Frazer, nice to hear from you! Yeah, I'm really excited to be honest! It's felt like a long time coming, and I can't wait to get back performing!
FM; So, let’s discuss your latest single, ‘My Mistake’. I was really pleased you came to us to get your next song produced, and I really hope you’re happy with the outcome!
Jack; I'm so happy with the outcome! I had heard good things about recording with yourself from various artists, so was glad to finally work with yourself!
FM; That's nice to hear! First of all, what’s the song about? What songs and which artists were your inspiration behind your latest single?
Jack; So, the song is about a moment I had a couple of years ago. Pretty much I said something I shouldn't have said, and it was one of those moments where the words leave your mouth, and you realise that you really shouldn't have said it. In regards to inspiration, I'm not sure. I guess I was inspired a little by John Frusciante, but really I just looped the chord progression and sung what I thought made sense to sing over the top of it which was the hook in the chorus. I wanted to make something that was close to the type of music that I listen to on a daily basis. I feel like My Mistake is closer to the type of music that I want to make anyway, and I wanted to show people that this is the type of music that they can expect from me and not things like Meet At The Light.
FM; This was your first opportunity to come to the new Antix; Creative Studio we’ve recently opened. How did you find the recording process?
Jack; It was different than anything I had experienced before. I didn't really know what to expect! But I felt like the process was very easy and stress-free. I liked how we recorded the vocals, and the guidance was really helpful and constructive! It took a couple of attempts to get the sound right, but we both pushed through it and in summery, it was a lot of fun! I'm really pleased with the final product! I'm very excited to come back and record the next few songs!
FM; It was a really good experience producing your single, because for me it sounded like a cross between a Mumford & Sons track, as well as a bit of Coldplay too. I especially loved the layering of the vocals to make a ‘choir’. It’s not a genre I’ve really had the opportunity to work with, so I appreciate you coming down. I’m really pleased with the outcome, and I hope you are too?
Jack; Yeah, I can kind of hear those two artists in the song now that you say it! To be honest, it was a first for both of us. The previous song I recorded was very mellow and slow, where as this one was very fast, upbeat and gave me a chance to really put down all the ideas in my head which I couldn't do with 'Meet At The Light'. But I'm very, very happy with how the song ended up and I can't thank you enough for your patience and I can't wait for people to hear it!
FM; Thanks again for coming down to the studio, and I hope to see you soon again either at a gig, or in the studio.
Jack; Thanks again Frazer! See you soon!
You can stream 'My Mistake' on Spotify here.
Frazer Mitchell - Producer, DJ, and Events Coordinator at Antix Music Network