Drummer Eric Slick has revealed the “top secret” process that went into recording Taylor Swift’s newly unveiled song “You All Over Me”.
Swift released the tune last week as part of the upcoming re-recorded version of her 2008 album Fearless
Slick, the drummer of Philadelphia-based rock band Dr Dog, told Rolling Stone he became involved with the song after receiving a text from Jon Low, a sound engineer and friend asking whether Slick wanted to “play on some songs”.
After agreeing, Slick said he received “the most private, secret disk image file that’s password-protected with a song that’s also password-protected”.
“I’ve never been involved in anything so top secret in my life,” the musician added.
The vocals, he said, were “muffled, so I had no idea what I was playing on”. He received additional guidance from The National’s Aaron Dessner, a producer on Swift’s albums Folklore and Evermore. Low is also credited as a musician and technician on both albums.
This was a hint that the secret project might be Swift-related, but Slick said he couldn’t be sure.
“It was one of those things where it was wishful thinking, but you never know,” he told Rolling Stone. “I think there are a lot of people who are clamoring to work with Aaron and Jon, so it really could have been anything.”
Fearless (Taylor’s Version), the new version of the 2008 album, is scheduled for release on 9 April.