Yesterday D-Attack released his new track 'Killer'. With this sixth track from his ‘Project Attack’ album already out in the open, D-Attack prepares to close down this adventure with an unforgettable hard-hitter. Featuring the stunning voice of Nathalie Blue who tells the story of what it truly means to live on the edge, this one is a climatic and powerfull record. We asked them about this Killer track and how it came to life at the Scantraxx Writers Camp.
Hey Sybren & Nathalie, your guys’ track Killer just got released, congrats! Can you tell us how the idea for this track originated?
Nathalie Blue: I am so happy and excited about this song, I have been looking forward to the release of this song! The song was created at a songwriting camp. D-Attack had a project called “Project Attack”, a mini album. They started to tell us about it, they still needed a song with the letter K, so we started joking around and screaming out random funny stuff. Then someone blurted out “Well I was born like a killer”, we all liked that sentence a lot and so, “killer” was born…
D-Attack: We were invited by Scantraxx for the writer’s camp. The first thing that came to mind was, We have to make the last track of the mini album over there! Because all the other tracks were already finished. Adrenaline, Thunder, Throttle, Attack and Conquer.. So we needed to do something with the letter K!
You created the track during the Scantraxx Writer’s Camp, how did you approach the production process? What did you start with?
Nathalie Blue: First of all the camp was a blast! Actually this was one of my favorite groups to work with. D-Attack showed us a sketch of an instrumental, which Rogier and I really loved. We just started singing melodies to the instrumental, until one of the melodies just clung on to us, we couldn’t forget it. And that’s where it all started.
D-Attack: It was the first writer’s camp that we ever did haha! We’ve made a sketch of the track at my studio. A part of the break and the melody. Nathalie and Rogier went on the vocals and started singing around on the melody. I was completely hooked when everything came together. We had such a great vibe that day! It was a massive experience.
Nathalie, how did you come up with the vocals for the track? How do you usually start a songwriting process?
Nathalie Blue: I usually stand behind the microphone and just improvise, from the improvisations I form a “Verse-PreChorus-Chorus” scheme. Then brainstorm and write lyrics. However when writing “Killer” we just started singing random melodies until one melody stuck with us, then came the scheme, brainstorming and lyrics. Of course the whole process was full of weird, crazy jokes (the weird ones were mostly mine, especially the stickers). Without the good vibe this song wouldn’t have been the killer it is now!