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Five Questions With… Paul Norris

Five Questions With… Paul Norris.

Paul Norris joined Metropolis in 2011 working his way up as an assistant before becoming an engineer. In 2014 Paul received a GRAMMY for his work on Rihanna‘s album Unapologetic. Amongst other projects, Norris has recently worked on Michael Kiwanuka’s Love & Hate, ZAYN‘s Mind Of Mine as well as producing and engineering for up-and-coming young band Tailfeather.

1. What’s been your favourite release you’ve worked on in 2016 so far?

I’d have to say Tail Feather’s Mother Nature EP.

2. What are your top three releases you’ve worked on in your career so far and why?

God Damn‘s Vultures was really fun to work on and great to see the project through from start to finish. I really enjoyed working with Ed Sheeran and his producer Johnny McDaid on various tracks on X. A particular highlight included working with Wiz Khalifa on Shell Shocked from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, because who doesn’t want to work on something for a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film!? Here’s a fun fact… the turtles van has a Manly Massive Passive EQ in it at the end of the film.
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3. How can an artist / band best prepare for a session in the studio?

It really does depend on the session, but… basically be prepared, know the song and know what you want to achieve in the time. Have something planned if you’re able to.

4. What’s the best piece of advice you’d give to an aspiring audio engineer?

Never stop wanting to learn.

5. What artists should we be looking out for in 2017?

I’m really looking forward to hearing more from Rag’n’Bone Man.

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