Over the years I’ve become as much of an assistant on this aspect of our music practice, as Kyle has been on mine.
We’ve found a great partnership in sitting with the overall process of him starting out with an initial pattern and asking me “what next?” Like what about the drums? Does that kick feel good? Does this instrument fit over this? Like we will sit with my latest material and instantly I’m like, “that needs brass.” I’m good for saying “I hear guitar on this. Electric.” Like things of that nature.
It’s just that there are so many different aspects of the whole picture and it’s not even relatively with my sound, but in helping him craft the best for any artist.
What about you all? Who’s your partner in crime and how do you all/where do you all find yourselves assisting the most, creatively?