Watch Dev Hynes and Pharrell in conversation on Beats 1

Two of the world’s most prolific songwriters delve deep into the artistic process

Dev Hynes has appeared on Pharrell Williams and Scott Vener’s OTHERtone show on Beats1, covering music making and their approach to artistry in general. Regarding opener By Ourselves from Freetown Sound we hear about the influence the sampled Ashlee Haze poem and some Charles Mingus riffing had on the track’s make-up.

Since the initial clip appeared on Pharrell’s iamOTHER channel, Beats1 have added several more. In the candid exchanges the pair get into writing styles, the universality of art, Tyler the Creator’s chord structures and the joys of writing for others.

(Via : Fader)