Calvin Harris Talks Upcoming Collabs & Ideas for a Documentary with Zane Lowe
In honor of his new single, Calvin Harris once again sat down with Zane Lowe on Beats 1, discussing everything from singing on his new record to working with Big Sean and Rihanna and some pretty big ideas for a documentary.
His latest single "My Way" features his own vocals, and he told Lowe that it was largely due to Pharrell's encouragement.
"Actually, Pharrell told me something about hitting the notes. Occasionally people try to persuade me to sing again, and he was one of those people. He said some of the most memorable and character voices, that we have, including himself, it’s not about hitting the notes, is it? It's about getting the emotion and the feeling and the character across."
In addition to talking about working once again with Rihanna, Calvin spoke about an upcoming collaboration with Big Sean. The Detroit hip hop artist recently sent him an acapella and a piano stem and asked Calvin to finish it.
"I got to play a bass line on it, got to do things I used to be able to do. I really enjoyed that and I want to do more of that.”
Finally he spilled some ideas for a "tell-all" documentary that he wants to produce on a specific time period in EDM.
"Like real documentary in about 20 years when everyone is done. You know get the Swedes, Afrojack, Aoki, Hardwell and really just to really talk about EDM between the years of 2011 and 2014. I believe I had the last EDM song that was successful and it was “Summer” that was the last song that sounded like EDM that got in the charts. That’s the last EDM riff that was successful. Those are the years. It’s those three years and to hear just honest, honesty."
When asked why the documentary would be 20 years from now as opposed to the near future, Calvin says he wants to do it when no one cares.
"...because I want everyone to be old and I want nobody to care anymore about telling the truth or not because I could say all sorts of incredible stories to you now but I can’t."
I'm a storyteller at heart, and music makes my world go round.