Greg Kurstin

Greg Kurstin

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Annie!

October 22, 2014

We’re excited to announce that Greg was involved with the new Annie movie, directed by Will Gluck.

Singer/songwriter Sia and producer/songwriter Greg Kurstin were charged with creating new arrangements for the classic songs, breathing new life into such iconic songs as “I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here (2014 Film Version),” “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile (2014 Film Version),” and “Little Girls (2014 Film Version).”  They have also written new songs for the soundtrack, including “Opportunity,” “Who Am I,” and “Moonquake Lake” featuring Beck.

Greg is the Executive Music Producer of the film.

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Today, the first single performed by Sia, “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile” was released (video below).

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Twitter: @anniemovie

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Billy Fucking Idol

October 22, 2014

Greg produced & co-wrote Billy Idol‘s new single “Can’t Break Me Down” off his just-released album Kings And Queens Of The Underground.

Greg also produced a second song off the new record called “Save Me Now”.  Check out & buy the album here.

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Billy also just just released his awesome long-awaited autobiography Dancing With Myself.

Below is Greg with Steve Stevens and Billy during recording.

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Greg’s band with Inara George, the bird and the bee, have a new song called “Undone”.

“Undone” is available here on iTunes and can be heard in the new movie Sex Tape, in theaters on Friday.

The single artwork is by one of Inara and Greg’s favorite artists, Geoff McFetridge.

Lyric video below!

the bird and the bee – new music!

July 15, 2014

We love this video for “URL Badman” from Lily Allen’s latest release Sheezus.

The song was produced by Greg and below is a short film on how Lily and Greg created the song.

Lily’s “URL Badman”

July 12, 2014

1000 Forms Of Fear – Out Now!

July 8, 2014

Sia’s new album, 1000 FORMS OF FEAR has been released and is #1 in several countries. Greg produced the entire album and played almost all of the instruments. He also co-wrote several of the songs, including “Burn The Pages” “Fair Game” “Cellophane” “Free The Animal” “Fire Meet Gasoline” and “Dressed In Black”.

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Here is a link to an interview with Sia & Greg about the album that aired today on NPR: NPRinterview

Also, Sia’s single “Chandelier” was produced by Greg Kurstin and Jesse Shatkin, and written by Jesse and Sia. Jesse used to be Greg’s engineer but is now a producer full-time. Here is a little more about him: JesseASCAP

Orchestra!

June 4, 2014

Greg recently recorded a 52-piece orchestra for a special project to be delivered around the holidays.
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Sia has done it again.  The brilliant mind has co-directed (with Daniel Askill) the video for her new single “Chandelier”.

The video features 11-year-old girl in a Sia wig dancing to Ryan Heffington’s awesome choreography.

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“Chandelier” was co-produced by Greg and Jesse Shatkin.

 

Sia’s Jaw-Dropping Video for “Chandelier”

May 7, 2014

Lykke Li

May 5, 2014

Lykke Li’s new album I Never Learn will be released tomorrow.

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Greg produced “Gunshot,” which you can listen to here.

He also co-produced (with Bjorn Yttling) “Sleeping Alone” and co-penned “Silverline”

 

Listen To Lily’s New Album Now

April 28, 2014

Lily Allen’s new album Sheezus comes out on May 6 but you can listen to it now via iTunes First Listen.

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Greg produced and co-wrote all but two songs on the album.

The GK tracks are: L8 CMMR, Our Time, Insincerely Yours, Take My Place, As Long as I Got You, Url Badman, Silver Spoon, The Life For Me, Hard Out Here.

Greg also mixed all of the above except L8CMMR and Our Time.

 

 

Lots of new music…

March 26, 2014

Several albums Greg worked on just came out, including Foster The People Supermodel, Shakira Shakira and The Divergent Soundtrack.

Ellie Goulding’s new single “Beating Heart” was produced by Greg. It can be found on the soundtrack to the hit movie Divergent.

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The first two songs on the new Foster The People album, “Are You What You Want To Be?” and “Ask Yourself” were written by Greg and Mark Foster. The album, Supermodel, just debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200.

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Greg also produced two songs on the new Shakira record, “Spotlight” and “Chasing Shadows,” which can be found on the deluxe edition and heard below. “Chasing Shadows” was written with frequent Greg collaborator Sia and Fernando Garibay.