Alesso stopped by YouTube personality Zach Sang’s video podcast for an Oct. 4 interview to talk about the Swedish DJ’s love of electronic dance and musical history, the constant battle to evolve and improve, working with Madonna and more.
The pair also talks about Alesso’s latest single “Remedy” with Conor Maynard, and a video directed by Sang’s fellow YouTuber Rudy Mancuso. Turns out Maynard sent the vocal to the producer who finished the job while on a trip to Greece. It was his first time finishing a track in Greece.
Alesso usually prefers getting in the studio with live humans, but this time around, the song writers sent him the sample apropos of nothing. The lyric “loneliness is my disease” struck him close to home, and as a “sucker for love,” he couldn’t leave the vocal alone. He goes deeper into the production process, which included tapping Maynard to cut the vocal.
Watch Alesso talk about all this and more in the full interview below.