Hitmakers: Producer Zedd reveals the secrets behind Ariana Grande's Break Free

James Hanley

I prefer to start a song with a vocal and then I’ll write the music and start producing and mixing it. But with Break Free, it was the opposite: I made a song that didn’t have a vocal and I loved it - there was something fun and energising about it.

I made the track in LA and sent it to Max Martin, who I’m a huge fan of. He’s done it all - he’s a legend. Max started writing ...

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