Superproducer Jeff Bhasker Reveals the Secrets of Working With Kanye West

The Making of Drake's "Find Your Love"

Jeff Bhasker: "We actually wrote that for Rihanna. She actually cut it, it was just another writing day in the studio. I think No I.D had that drum beat and that's the classic, 'Jeff jump on the piano,' and Kanye started humming in my ear. We started coming up with a melody, I started crafting the music and we wrote that relatively quickly, within an hour. When you think about it [sings, 'I'm more than just an option, hey, hey, hey,'] that's right up Kanye's alley, that's his style, that's all Kanye.

 

For one reason or another it didn't make it to Rihanna's album, so Drake took it and made a smash out of it.

 

"I'm not exactly sure [how Drake got it] but they were both managed by Gee Roberson who was probably the messenger for that song. For one reason or another it didn't make it to Rihanna's album, so Drake took it and made a smash out of it.

"[That was made] maybe a little after 808s. It's like an evolution of sound, Graduation was a bit more keyboard, then 808 introduced a darker, less sample based [sound]. So there's definitely a lot of progression of the sound going all the way through Dark Twisted Fantasy, which brings it back to a little harder hip-hop sound, but also a very dangerous, almost angry sound.

"The progression of the music, you can hear the thread and progression. 'Find Your Love' has more of a traditional soulful, R&B vibe. But it's got that Jamaican beat in there, so it's more hood. But even the lyrics, 'I better find your loving, I better find your heart,' its very sensitive, in a good way. I think that's the good thing, everything doesn't have to be a false bravado. Having a vulnerability in the music is really powerful too."

blog comments powered by Disqus