Bring Back the Music

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  • This song was helmed at Jerry Wonda's studio by singer-songwriter and producer Kortney Pollard, who performs under the name of Mali Music. Pollard explained to The Boombox how he approached working with Hudson. "I wanted to approach it differently, I wanted to connect to her," he said. "I didn't want to be a person who [said], 'Hey this is a song that means a lot of me, but you can sing it!' I didn't want to come at it like that. I was explaining it to her, and she was just looking at me like, 'You are crazy!' I want you to talk to me, I want you to share your deepest ideas, just concepts you have for songs or something that you saw on TV that you thought was profound."

    "I recorded a 20-minute audio clip on my phone of her just expressing herself, talking about it and I wrote all the songs from her thoughts and feelings," he continued. "I would structure it with music, use certain quotes that she would, she would put a twang on something, I'd put a twang on it in the song so when I re-presented it to her, they were her babies. None of them were foreign."

    "I guess I'm the type of writer and producer that wants to bring back the true connection of what they want to say," Pollard concluded. "It's cool that you can tell an artist, 'Hey, I'm a robot I gotta sing this song, it's not really what I agree with.' It was really cool on songs like 'Bring Back the Music' and another one called 'Moan' that she wrote in tribute of her mother with all the crazy things that happened to her family, all the tragedy and loss she experienced."

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