Producing a Rihanna cover with Bourbonstate

Artist: Bourbonstate
Lyrics: Sia Furler
Composer: Sia Furler
Producer: Joe Vegna
Mixing: Joe Vegna
Mastering: Cutting Room
Label: Vegna Music
Released: May 3rd 2013

I remember when I first got the demo of Diamonds from Bourbonstate. I was at Arlanda Airport waiting for a delayed flight. It was just magical listening to their soft version of this song, locking out to the airplanes taxing in the rain. The song was at this point almost 7 minutes long. It was hypnotic.
When recording the song we took out some parts to make it a little shorter. And when trying to get it together I actually cut out a few more parts in order to have a chance for some air play.
After recording the song we brought in Micke Berg Andersson to play some pedal steal guitar which to me really set some character to the song.

The music video is shot in the same building as we had the studio at this time. It's an old barn just outside of Mariefred, Sweden.

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