BJ Burton

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BJ Burton
Birth nameBrandon Burton
BornRaleigh, North Carolina, U.S.
Occupation(s)Record producer, songwriter, musician, engineer, mixer
Associated actsBon Iver, Francis and the Lights, Lizzo, Charli XCX, Eminem, Miley Cyrus, the Japanese House, Mike Will Made It, Banks, Hippo Campus, Low

BJ Burton is an American record producer, songwriter, engineer, and mixer. He has worked with Bon Iver, Francis and the Lights, Mike Will Made It, Charli XCX, Banks, Miley Cyrus, Yebba, the Japanese House, Low, Taylor Swift, and Hippo Campus.[1] Burton has been nominated for Grammy Awards for his work with Bon Iver and Sylvan Esso on their studio albums I, I, 22, A Million, and What Now, respectively.[2][3]

Career[edit]

From 2010 to 2013, Burton performed and served production duties as a member of the Love Language; he produced their albums Libraries and Ruby Red.[4]

Burton has worked extensively with Justin Vernon and Bon Iver across their albums 22 A Million and i, i. His collaborations with Vernon and Francis and the Lights have led to work with artists including Chance the Rapper, Eminem, Kanye West, Mike Will Made It, and more.[1] Burton has also performed as a member of Bon Iver, most recently on the Come Through tour in 2018.[5]

Discography[edit]

Songwriting, production, and mixing discography (2014 - present)[edit]

Year Artist Title Album Role
2021 Low Album[6] HEY WHAT Producer
2020 Taylor Swift Closure Evermore Co-producer
Charli XCX Forever How I'm Feeling Now Co-producer and co-writer
Claws
7 Years Co-writer
Enemy Co-producer and co-writer
Visions
Empress Of All songs I'm Your Empress Of Co-producer
Kacy Hill To Someone Else Is It Selfish If We Talk About Me Again Co-producer
Much Higher Co-writer and co-producer
Just to Say
Porsche
I Believe In You (featuring Francis and the Lights)
Everybody's Mother
Told Me
Six
2019 Bon Iver Yi I, I Co-writer and additional production
iMi[7] Co-writer, additional production, additional engineering, programming and arrangement
We Additional production and mixing
Hey, Ma Co-writer, additional production and mixing
Faith Co-writer, additional production and additional engineering
Naeem Co-writer, additional production and additional engineering, and TR 8's
Jelmore Additional production and additional engineering
Sh'Diah Mixing
Yebba "Where Do U Go"[8] single Co-producer
Miley Cyrus "The Most"[9] She Is Coming Co-producer
Francis and the Lights "Take Me to the Light" (featuring Kanye West & Bon Iver)[10] single Co-writer and co-producer
Banks Till Now III Co-writer and co-producer
Gimme Co-producer
Contaminated
Stroke
Godless
Look What You're Doing to Me (featuring Francis and the Lights)
Hawaiian Mazes Additional production
Propaganda Co-producer
The Fall
If We Were Made of Water[7]
The Japanese House Album Good at Falling Co-producer
Chewing Cotton Wool single Co-producer
Something Has To Change single Co-producer
2018 Mallrat Make Time[11] In the Sky Co-writer and co-producer
Twin Shadow Album[7] Caer Co-producer and mixer
Low Album Double Negative Mixer
Eminem "Fall"[7] Kamikaze Co-writer
Francis and the Lights The Video In the Pool single Co-producer
Hippo Campus Album Bambi Producer, Mixer, Engineer
Mike Will Made It "Do You Need Power? (Walk Out Music)"[7] Creed II (soundtrack) Co-writer
2017 Mike Will Made It "Burnin" (featuring Andrea) Ransom 2 Mixing engineer
"Y'All Ain't Ready" (featuring 2 Chainz)
"Faith" (featuring Lil Wayne and HoodyBaby)
Francis and the Lights Album [12] Just for Us Co-writer, co-producer and mixer
Sylvan Esso Album [7] What Now Mixer
Hippo Campus Album [7] Landmark Producer and mixer
Francis and the Lights May I Have This Dance (Remix feat. Chance the Rapper)[7] single
2016 Chance the Rapper Summer Friends (featuring Francis and the Lights and Jeremih)[7] Coloring Book (mixtape)
Francis and the Lights Album[12] Farewell, Starlite! Co-writer, co-producer and mixer
Bon Iver 10 d E A T h b R E a s T ⚄ ⚄ 22, A Million[7] Co-writer
29 #Strafford APTS Co-writer
666 ʇ C1 programming and C2 programming
21 M◊◊N WATER Saxophone
8 (circle) Co-writer and programming
2015 Low Album [13] Ones and Sixes Co-producer and mixer
Doe Paoro Album[7] After Producer and mixer
The Tallest Man On Earth Album [14] Dark Bird Is Home Producer, mixer and engineer
Lizzo "Ain't I"

"Betcha"

"Ride"

"Humanize"

Bother Me"

"1 Deep"

"The Realest"[15]

Big Grrrl Small World
2014 Sylvan Esso Album[7] Sylvan Esso Mixer and mastering

Production discography with the Love Language (2010-2013)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Swensson, Andrea. "BJ Burton, producer for Bon Iver, Low, Francis and the Lights, talks about setting up shop in Minneapolis". Local Current Blog | The Current from Minnesota Public Radio. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  2. ^ "Bon Iver". GRAMMY.com. 2019-06-04. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  3. ^ "Sylvan Esso". GRAMMY.com. 2019-06-04. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  4. ^ Lawrence, Jordan (2010-07-14). "The Love Language's summery pop builds from a backstory of recklessness and wrecked relationships". INDY Week. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  5. ^ "'Come Through': Concert Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2019-09-29.
  6. ^ "Low Announce New Album 'Hey What,' Share First Single 'Days Like These'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2021-06-22.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "BJ Burton". Discogs. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  8. ^ Spanos, Brittany (2019-08-09). "Hear Yebba's Ambient, Existential New Single 'Where Do You Go'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  9. ^ "Miley Cyrus Can't Stop Getting In Her Own Way". Stereogum. 2019-06-06. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  10. ^ "Francis and the Lights' New Kanye West and Bon Iver Collab "Take Me to the Light" Appears". Complex. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  11. ^ "Mallrat - In The Sky". Discogs. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  12. ^ a b "ACE Repertory". www.ascap.com. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  13. ^ "Low: Ones and Sixes". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  14. ^ Langham, Matt (2015). "Dark Bird is Home review". Drowned In Sound. Archived from the original on 2015-05-18.
  15. ^ "Lizzo - Big GRRRL Small World". Discogs. Retrieved 2019-10-02.