Legendary recording space Abbey Road Studios has announced a new project called the Abbey Road Lock-In series.
The project will see bands record their own material or cover another artist’s song while illuminating the process of arranging, recording, and mixing music that usually happens behind closed doors.
To demonstrate the project’s execution, the studio brought in English alt-rockers Django Django to collaborate with British-Jamaican singer Denai Moore and London-based producer Bullion to record a new song entitled ‘Say Something’.
“It’s always a big honour to be invited to Abbey Road Studios and it’s been great being involved in their new Lock-In programme,” Django Django say in a statement. “Along with Denai Moore and Bullion, we wrote and recorded ‘Say Something’ in Studio Three over two days in late 2020. Being in a space that’s so legendary and using mics and equipment that probably had a hand in some of our most loved songs is always a highlight of being a musician.”
Pulling back the curtain on how a track is shaped and moulded into its final state, the series illustrates how the inspirations and excitement of the creative process gets filtered through the often arduous and exacting recording process. A treat for any fan, the behind-the-scenes aspect of the project demystifies some of the more lofty ideals of music by showing the detailed realities of studio work.
“Having spent the year writing on my own in my home studio, it was really refreshing to write something new with someone else for the first time in a year,” Moore explains. “It was really interesting to work with the guys from Django Django and bounce back off of each other. I wasn’t sure what we’d create together prior to the session, but I think it’s a perfect bridge between the music that both of us make individually. Abbey Road has a special presence to it, almost like going to your school prom as a musician. Feels like a rare magical occasion.”
Check out the first episode of Abbey Road Lock-In down below.