The Key Under the Mat

Album: Man of the World (2017)
  • Chris Baio is the bassist of the New York City-based rock band Vampire Weekend. This is a track from his sophomore solo album, Man of the World. The record was produced by John Foyle, who has also worked as an engineer for the likes of Damon Albarn and Sampha.
  • This was the song on Man of the World that came together the quickest. Baio explained to HMV.com:

    "I had a slight cold in the studio when I was recording the vocals and I liked that it made my voice slightly raspy. I also knew exactly what I wanted the arrangement to be and John came up with some really cool drum sounds for it. When you're in the studio and you're just rolling, it's a divine feeling."

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