The Grooop – Welcome

mixer, additional production

This was an interesting project in many ways. I was asked to mix this single and give it a 'poppy' feel. The song and production however, don't play with a lot of pop music 'rules'. I casually mentioned this before I started on the mix. When we were all happy with the mix of the song, they also felt something could be done with the shape of the song, and said “Just do anything with it you think is necessary”. Which showed quite some faith and guts, because they had been working on the song for a year! I ended up making some radical edits like splitting a verse up in two parts and adding a chorus without drums. Some were a bit shocked at first, but they perform it live in this shape as well nowadays.