A performance and Q&A—produced by the team at I Know We Should—filmed at NYC’s Platinum Sound Recording Studios
There’s certainly no shortage of talent in New York City, but it’s not every day that the space—literal and metaphorical—is created for talented strangers to gather in a designated space, at a specific time, with the sole goal of working together to make some music magic happen.
However, that’s exactly what happened during Anti Social Camp—the world’s largest songwriting camp, hosted by Anti Social Producers Club—earlier this month, where 150 artists came together for 100+ songwriting sessions, along with a week’s worth of performances, parties and live events, to celebrate collaboration and creation. And to demonstrate, to the utmost degree, what can happen when truly talented people with different experiences, specialties and perspectives are put in a room together to combine their powers.
As musicians and producers took over studios across the city to unite and write, I had the ridiculously sick opportunity to host some intimate studio sessions with four participants at Platinum Sound Recording Studios, produced by the extremely fun and lovely (and ridiculously-good-at-what-they-do) video/audio experts and BdBK BFFs Brad Wagner and Juan Soria of I Know We Should.
Over the course of a Tuesday afternoon, we hosted live sessions with Mia Berrin of Pom Pom Squad, Ben Thornewill (of Jukebox the Ghost), Ant Saunders and Ray Angry, during which the musicians performed sweet sets, infused with spontaneity, and chatted about the camp, their craft and their experiences doing the most important thing: makin’ art, man.
Ant Saunders’ “Yellow Hearts” was the song that first won hearts when it exploded on TikTok. He followed it up with “All Damn Day” and “Camaro” (check out the lyric video here), plus a feature on the 2022 Paige song “Miles Away”. There’s more music on the way, but in the meantime, you can catch Ant online, cranking out sweet covers of songs by Taylor Swift, Fleetwood Mac and even our friendly musical neighbors of the north, Nickleback.
Check video above in which Ant plays a few songs and chats about camp, his writing process and the fate of that famous Nissan. Then be sure to subscribe to the YouTube page of I Know We Should for more killer content, and follow Anti Social Club to stay in the know on cool opps and events.
I’m not exaggerating when I say there’s nothing in the world I love more than this. I hope you enjoy.