It’s always interesting to see how musicians got their start, but Captain Cuts may take the cake for the craziest start to a career of all-time. The group certainly aren’t rookies to the music game: you’ve probably heard of them whether you recognize the name or not. Over the past few years, the band has found success as solely a production trio responsible for producing tracks like Smallpools’ “Dreaming” and Walk The Moon’s “Shut Up And Dance,” but now the tables are turned to where they’re the main focus.
In an interview with Idolator, Captain Cuts explain that it all started when they were pitching a track that they wrote to Epic Records – instead of being told who a potential artist could be, they were handed a record deal, and their debut single, “Love Like We Used To,” was born. The track, which features vocalist Nateur, is naturally made for radio, and you can say it has a vibe that could be compared to a more mainstream version of Smallpools.
The band notes that The Chainsmokers’ success with one-off singles may be the reason why they don’t go down the album route in the future, but anything can happen. In terms of who they’ve worked with in the studio lately, they revealed some names like 5 Seconds of Summer, Kesha, and Tove Lo. Even though Lo just dropped her Lady Wood record, their session is actually for consideration for her second album due out next year. Whether they release an album or not, Captain Cuts show that they’re not only incredibly prolific with their own material, but material for everyone’s favorite artists, too.