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How I Got That Sound: Andrew Maury

Lewis Del Mar ‘Loud(y)’ By Joe Matera
Published November 2021

How I Got That Sound

New York‑based engineer and producer Andrew Maury spent years mixing front of house on tour before making the transition into studio mixing. Since then he has worked with a diverse group of major‑label and independent artists including Lewis Del Mar, Shawn Mendes, Youngr, Post Malone, Kimbra and the Kooks. He also mixed the 2020 Grammy‑winning song ‘Jerome’ by Lizzo. Asked to trace the story of his favourite sound, he nominates the track ‘Loud(y)’ by pop duo Lewis Del Mar.

“This track is both a favourite production of mine and something that caught a lot of people’s attention. It was the band’s first released single and it also garnered a music industry frenzy and a lot of press. The song is about how noisy and verbose the world has become — particularly on the internet. The band’s original self‑recorded demo was quite calm in its production style. It had drums with the snare wires off and everything was acoustic and played quite delicately. There was an interesting irony in that approach, but we ended up injecting a ton of distortion and power into the song to more overtly elevate...

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