Listen As Well-Known Songwriter and Producer, DAVE BASSETT Discusses His Co-Written Songs “Fight Song” and “Ex’s & Oh’s” and More!
Posted On 06 Oct 2015
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Dave Bassett is a versatile and sought-after songwriter and producer for the likes of alternative acts such as Fitz and the Tantrums, Walk Off The Earth and Elle King to rock acts including Shinedown, Halestorm and Pop Evil, to mainstream names such as Daughtry, Josh Groban and Idina Menzel.
Bassett currently has three #1 songs at three different radio formats:
Rachel Platten’s hit anthem “Fight Song,” which Dave co-wrote, is #1 at Adult Contemporary and was also just certified RIAA Double Platinum, Elle King’s “Ex’s and Oh’s” which Dave co-wrote and produced, is #1 at Alternative and was just certified RIAA Gold and lastly, Pop Evil’s “Footsteps,” which Dave co-wrote, is #1 at Active Rock. Dave also co-wrote and produced Shinedown’s new album “Threat to Survival” which is currently Top 5 on the Billboard 200
His songs and scoring have appeared in national spots for the likes of Toyota, Target, T-Mobile, Dunkin’ Donuts, Google, Nissan, Victoria’s Secret, Best Buy, FIFA, the Olympics, as well as film and TV shows including Grey’s Anatomy, Nashville, Royal Pains, CSI Miami, Friends with Benefits, Runaway Bride, etc.
He is currently writing and in the studio with: Cher Lloyd, Lea Michele, Rachel Platten, The Score on Republic Records, The Struts on Interscope Records, Hey Violet on Capitol Records, The Wind and the Wave on RCA Records, The Voice winner Sawyer Fredericks on Universal and many others!
Enjoy the following phone interview with Dave about working with Rachel Platten and Elle King on their hit songs, his songwriting and producing style and much more!