Canadian Musician - May / June 2018 - Page 10

INDIE INSIDER Freudian Sounds with Riley Bell In conversation with Daniel Caesar’s Juno-winning recording engineer By Michael Raine CM: How did you get brought into Daniel Caesar’s camp to work on Freudian? Riley Bell: What ended up happening was [Caesar’s co-producer and co-manager] Matt Burnett and I met in a song camp that was at Revolution [Recording in Toronto] and then he brought a project into Revolution that was an American artist who does more popular music. Matt was just transitioning from urban music, like beat making, and I was into pop. So when we started on this one session, we had a chemistry because my instincts were in line with what he was trying to get out of the recordings and our skills just complemented each other really well. So