Nicolas Jaar on Music Making

by Nikolozi Meladze

Nicolas Jaar:

A lot of the songs from my album were actually made in very, very little time. And I guess that's what I like the most about them. It was a state of mind. The idea began and finished there. And then I was able to look back at the idea and see it as a small signature in time. In that sense, they take a full life of their own. And I guess that's how I judge a song. If it has it's own life, then it's really, really exciting. I like seeing it as other. That's really amazing


What’s interesting about looking back is that the music is always tied to a person, and I guess that’s what I like most about it. It's like an exorcism, to a certain extent. Even if I'm still friends or connected to people that I make music about, I do feel like I have to make little exorcisms once in a while and take them out of me.