A Day in The Studio with Andrew Watt
Watch GRAMMY® Award-winner Andrew Watt create a new song in the studio with the American Acoustasonic Jazzmaster alongside Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
By Mike Duffy
It’s impossible to pin Andrew Watt down to a single genre of music.
In addition to writing and performing his own music, the New York-born, Los Angeles-based multi-instrumentalist has produced, written and played on a wide variety of projects, teaming up with the likes of Post Malone, Miley Cyrus, 5 Seconds of Summer, Blink-182, Sam Smith and Ozzy Osbourne.
Watt’s prodigious talents even earned him a 2021 GRAMMY® Award for Producer of the Year. One might think that Watt could rest on his laurels, but it seems his work is just getting started, as he has another solo album on the way and is again working with Osbourne on a second full-length, along with several other high-profile projects.
In this episode of Fender’s studio series, Watt takes viewers into his process of creating a new song from scratch in a single day, using the ultimate versatility of the American Acoustasonic Jazzmaster® to weave layers of sound while collaborating with Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and recording engineer Paul LaMalfa.
Throughout the session, he uses the many tonal options of the Acoustasonic Jazzmaster to bounce riffs and textures off Smith, as the two go back and forth on reaching a final, fully realized track.