Absolutely. The reason why I did everything on all my previous EPs was because I felt really awkward about asking for help, I didn’t want to rely on anybody. I don’t know if that was out of fear, ego, perfectionism or a mix between all the above, but I was designing my own artworks, singing, writing, producing, mastering everything myself etc., I swear I would have pressed my own vinyls if I had the space for it.
I’m glad I went through the process of doing everything myself, because I’ve learned tons, but it’s daunting, soul sucking and it’s the most time consuming thing in the world, it caused me to have many nervous breakdowns, tons of sleepless nights, and be chronically burnt out for long periods of time.
Working with these amazing artists had a transformative experience on me, the amount of work, dedication, but also their methodology… They don’t directly do everything themselves, but they have a clear vision of what they want and find the best people to execute it.
Building a team of people you trust, people you can rely on when you’re losing your objectivity, is really crucial, it allows you to do a lot more, while still being in control. Taking a step back allows you to focus on being creative, instead of endlessly coming back to your work, tweaking it over and over.