Joel Little

In 2012 a record emerged that was at odds with the whole sonic palette and average bpm of radio, and it blew peoples’ minds: it was Royals by New Zealand artist Lorde.  Written and produced and with instrumentation by Joel Little this record became a global tidal wave and culminated in the Joel Little produced album Pure Heroine. The song has sold over ten million copies, reached Number 1 in the UK, stayed at Number 1 in the US for 9 weeks and was a double Grammy award winner.  Little’s sound had been shaped by his time in his own band Goodnight Nurse as well as producing for other New Zealand acts like the Broods.  Little relocated to Los Angeles in 2014 and has continued his work with artists like Ellie Goulding, Shawn Mendes, Khalid and wrote the enormous Imagine Dragons smash Whatever It Takes and created super sync friendly repertoire with songs like Champion for Bishop Briggs. He contributed 4 songs on Taylor Swifts’ Lover album which he wrote and produced, including the songs The Man and You Need To Calm Down. Little also re-united with Lorde and wrote the sizeable lead single Green Light from her second album Melodrama as well as producing Yellow Flicker Beat. This was the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, and was nominated for Best Song at the Golden Globes.