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How Megan Thee Stallion’s “Her” started as a speaker test | Malibu Babie & Vaughn Oliver

How Megan Thee Stallion’s “Her” started as a speaker test | Malibu Babie & Vaughn Oliver

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Mar 19, 2024

A group writing session and the loop that caused a spark: the perfect foundation for Megan Thee Stallion’s masterful delivery on the Billboard hit “Her”.

In this video, Malibu Babie (Nicki Minaj, Megan Thee Stallion) and Vaughn Oliver (Nicki Minaj, Megan Thee Stallion, Latto) walk through the first spark, as well as the progression of producing this track, including the sometimes challenging ways modern hip-hop and pop songs come to be.

“I always like to bounce out everything, even if it's [a] like two minute thing on a piano… I’ve had many things, like that turn into songs.”

“I always like to bounce out everything, even if it's [a] like two minute thing on a piano… I’ve had many things, like that turn into songs.”

Vaughn Oliver

Producer • Megan Thee Stallion, Nicki Minaj, Latto, Kim Petras

While “minimal” and “simple” aren’t words you’d associate with Malibu and Vaughn's productions, their work on the song “Her” by Megan Thee Stallion proved to be just that: minimal yet powerful. Driven by Megan's vocals and a driving house bassline, what becomes clear in their retelling is both the nuance of creating a production that allows those vocals to hit and the trust required to hand off your art for its final touch without your lingering ear.

While “minimal” and “simple” aren’t words you’d associate with Malibu and Vaughn's productions, their work on the song “Her” by Megan Thee Stallion proved to be just that: minimal yet powerful. Driven by Megan's vocals and a driving house bassline, what becomes clear in their retelling is both the nuance of creating a production that allows those vocals to hit and the trust required to hand off your art for its final touch without your lingering ear.

While “minimal” and “simple” aren’t words you’d associate with Malibu and Vaughn's productions, their work on the song “Her” by Megan Thee Stallion proved to be just that: minimal yet powerful. Driven by Megan's vocals and a driving house bassline, what becomes clear in their retelling is both the nuance of creating a production that allows those vocals to hit and the trust required to hand off your art for its final touch without your lingering ear.

“Highnote just streamlines the communication process. Instead of having a million different text threads, or emails, it just puts it all into one platform so everybody can access it and see the same thing.”

“Highnote just streamlines the communication process. Instead of having a million different text threads, or emails, it just puts it all into one platform so everybody can access it and see the same thing.”

Malibu Babie

Producer • Megan Thee Stallion, Nicki MInaj

In this video, they use Highnote’s unique seamless version playback feature to unpack the various layers and compare nuanced changes that went into producing this track, while Malibu Babie talks about the importance of clear and direct communication throughout such a quick and time-sensitive production.

In this video, they use Highnote’s unique seamless version playback feature to unpack the various layers and compare nuanced changes that went into producing this track, while Malibu Babie talks about the importance of clear and direct communication throughout such a quick and time-sensitive production.

In this video, they use Highnote’s unique seamless version playback feature to unpack the various layers and compare nuanced changes that went into producing this track, while Malibu Babie talks about the importance of clear and direct communication throughout such a quick and time-sensitive production.

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2024

Features

Lossless Audio Streaming

Voice Comments

Group Chat

Audio Polls

Version Management

Archiving + Storage

Security

Timestamp Commenting

A/B Instant Playback

Public + Private Spaces

Highnote, Inc

©

2024