“That is by far the largest factor that I’ve ever been part of.”
Lizzo’s “Fact Hurts” topped the Billboard Sizzling 100 chart practically two years after its preliminary launch, due to a TikTok meme and an look within the Netflix movie Somebody Nice. The hit is co-produced by Tele and Lizzo’s frequent collaborator Ricky Reed, who can also be identified for working with Halsey, twenty one pilots, and Jason Derulo. Reed latest sat down with Genius to interrupt down how the tune was made.
To begin the “Fact Hurts” session, Reed pulled up one in all Tele’s piano loops. “There was a complete world constructed within this piano riff,” Reed defined. “I grew up in The Bay listening to guys like 40, $hort. So my pure inclination on this tune, or any tune, is gonna be to have the bass knock. So now the sample is not a two-bar loop, it’s a four-bar loop, which makes the tune much more listenable.”
He continued by constructing out the beat with a “good arduous snare” and kick. Then he labored with a few of Tele’s “nice ear sweet” that caught out to him. “One factor Tele’s good at is all these little sound design issues occurring,” mentioned Reed. “I had by no means heard something like that in my life. It’s virtually like an alarm or a bell or a sign that’s identical to, ‘Ding! Dinner’s prepared!’”
The ultimate sound that Reed added was a clap on the bridge. “It was so many music references, so many songs which have that second,” he mentioned. “‘Put A Ring On It,’ no matter it’s, the place like that angle that comes from anyone simply doing this in your face. It’s like, it’s aggressive.”
Take a look at the total Deconstructed episode above to be taught extra about how the tune was made, and skim all of the lyrics to Lizzo’s “Fact Hurts” on Genius now.