Frequent on the Painful Process of Making an Album

“I just remember listening to other people’s music and being baffled by it. I hated that feeling so much… like not understanding what was going on.” —Frequent

What’s it like to make an album?

I wouldn’t know. I’ve never made one.

But Frequent has. And he said it pretty much sucks. But the feeling you get at the end of it is indescribable.

Listen to him explain it further in this week’s episode.

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Show notes:

  • How Frequent got started in music (3:07)
  • Why Frequent hated college (7:25)
  • The struggle of having different aliases (11:10)
  • Getting screwed over by two Canadians (11:45)
  • Being self-conscious about your music (13:25)
  • How to deal with producer envy (16:53)
  • You’re not entitled to anything (22:00)
  • Stop pushing your stuff so early (23:35)
  • Impatience in the music production scene (26:50)
  • How music production has changed (29:35)
  • Why Frequent was terrified of making music his career (31:05)
  • Making Dream Recall (32:50)
  • Experience with insomnia and lucid dreaming (40:30)
  • Advice for creating an album (52:15)
  • How to avoid over-complexity (1:02:50)
  • Mistakes that producers make (1:07:30)
  • What Frequent learned from Mr. Bill (1:10:05)
  • The advice Frequent would give his 16-year-old self (1:15:25)

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