Joel Little on Lorde and Opening Doors

Starting his music career as a member of pop-punk band Goodnight Nurse in the early 2000s, kiwi Joel Little is now becoming one of the most in-demand producers on the planet after producing Lorde’s debut album Pure Heroine.

Little recently sat down with Billboard where he told the magazine he was excited about writing more songs with Lorde, but also excited about his other projects including working with kiwi pop-synth duo Broods, writing with Silverchairs Daniel Johns, and how the Lorde’s success has changed his life “quite dramatically”.

“It’s definitely opened some doors. Having a hit song makes people take a bit more notice of you. There’s been all sorts of different things coming in. What’s most important to me is just working with people who I’m a fan of, or whose voices I think are great and I can do something interesting with. There’s probably more requests than I can take on, but that’s a nice position to be in.”

Little also spoke about how his music has developed since his time with Goodnight Nurse.

“At the time, that was the only kind of music I listened to; so that was naturally the type of music I made. As my tastes expanded and I started discovering other types of music, I started getting interested in making all sorts of different types of music.”

In addition to his other projects, Little will reconnect with Lorde at the end of the year to start playing around with a few ideas. No doubt we’ll be seeing more from the successful team in the near future.


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