After collaborating on the 2022 album Meet the Moonlight, Jack Johnson and Blake Mills teamed up for this episode of Live from My Den. The duo revisit tracks from Johnson’s 2022 album Meet the Moonlight, which Mills produced. Before the performance, they tour the historic Sound City Studios, famous for hosting musical legends like Fleetwood Mac and Elton John. This episode offers a one-of-a-kind look into the music-making duo and the iconic space where they recorded.
“Live from My Den” is a digital series available on Variety.com showcasing some of today’s most extraordinary artists performing live from the creative spaces of their homes, studios, and cities most meaningful to them. Read the article and watch Jack and Blake’s full episode here.
This episode offers a one-of-a-kind look into the music-making duo and the iconic space where they recorded.
Jack Johnson is one of the most popular and renowned singer-songwriters of the 21st century. The former professional surfer gained recognition for the folksy optimism of his 2001 debut Brushfire Fairytales. Since then, Johnson has released multiple platinum albums, scored the acclaimed soundtrack to the Curious George film, and headlined Coachella. In 2022, Johnson released his eighth studio album Meet the Moonlight, which drew from his experience of the COVID-19 pandemic and explored a darker tone.
Blake Mills is a multi hyphenate singer, songwriter, session musician and record producer. Mills initially gained recognition as a touring guitarist, performing with indie mainstays Jenny Lewis, Band of Horses, and Julian Casablancas. A prolific producer, he has collaborated with names across musical genres, including Fiona Apple, John Legend, Perfume Genius, and Alabama Shakes. In 2015, Mills received a Grammy nomination for Producer of the Year. His most recent solo album is 2020’s Mutable Set, released on the historic jazz label Verve Records.