Amoeba Music wants to know: what’s in HD’s Amanda Yamate’s bag! Joined by co-composer Este Haim and director Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, the trio take a deep dive into the music that shaped them, and celebrate their latest release Do Revenge.
“Boys No More x CSAA Insurance is named the “”#1 Celebrity Brand Collaboration“” you need to know about right now! Thank you Ad Age for the shoutout!
Last month we had Danny from Netflix’s Beef (aka actor Steven Yeun) into our studio to give the people what they want, a full-length version of his now famous Incubus “Drive” cover. IYKYK. A man of many talents (that is him on guitar too), it was incredible to watch Yeun channel his character during this recording session, which was produced by our ECD Ariel Rechtshaid. Shout outs to Sean Fitzgerald, Sebastian Ade and Dylan Bostick from the team for their work on this project as well. The song is part of a special EP released along side the show’s original score by Bobby Krlic.
The June 11th premiere of Focus Features’ Every Body marks the second year in a row our composer Amanda Yamate (they/them) has a work in the Tribeca Film Festival! This feature doc is a revelatory investigation of the lives of intersex people. Original music by Amanda Yamate.
Heavy Duty has entered the Sunflower-Verse! In celebration of the latest Spider-Man film, and working alongside our friends at SONY, we contributed to a collection of multilingual covers of the beloved Post Malone, Swae Lee track, “Sunflower”. An EP with each version was released by Madison Gate Records on Friday, with the songs hidden as easter eggs throughout the film. Check out our Spanish and Mandarin covers by HD’s Isabella Lovestory and Zozi!
Commitment, Dedication, Promises Kept. Insurance company motto or boy band song? Why not both? Creating an original song worthy of these four icons was a dream assignment, something we could take seriously, but not too seriously. We still haven’t quite emerged from the rabbit-hole of 90’s nostalgia we went down in preparing this piece. Immeasurable gratitude to Deloitte Digital and CSAA for trusting us as your music partner. From early lyric and melodic concepting, to full-blown production, and working closely with celebrity talent, we fired on all cylinders for this one. Original music, sound design and mix by Heavy Duty!
Heavy Duty on the Charts! Jim-E Stack and Dr. Teeth & The Electric Mayhem (the Muppets Band) both made Billboard debuts this week. Jim-E Stack is a Heavy Duty published songwriter and producer who is celebrated here for his work with Flume. He has worked with everyone’s favorite artists including Bon Iver, Charli XCX, Caroline Polachek and Empress Of, and is a frequent contributor to Heavy Duty’s brand and custom projects. We also had the distinct pleasure of being in the studio with The Muppets, resulting in two songs for The Mayhem’s Disney+ debut! Congrats to both artists!