Sean Garrett Tells All: The Stories Behind His Classic Records

Destiny's Child "Soldier" (2004)

Album: Destiny Fulfilled
Producer: Rich Harrsion
Label: Columbia
Sean Garrett:"I loved how Destiny's Child evolved and became this really incredible pop group but I wanted to introduce them to the hood from the perspective of having the world look at them in a different way. That was the whole dynamic of putting an album together and, of course, Beyonce is the head honcho. It was great working with her and a lot of the concepts that she and I would talk about before we would put it down.

 

What was great about 'Soldier' was that was they all liked guys from the streets. Each verse was a representation of the guy they were actually into."

 

"What was so beautiful about working with them on this album was they were willing to cut and record almost every track that we were actually coming up with. It was very cool. It was like a machine. I wrote "Soldier" on the way to the studio in a taxi. I said I got this hook that's nuts and I would come in and sing it to the girls and they would say, 'I like that.' What was great about that was they all liked guys from the streets. Each verse was a representation of the guy they were actually into."

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