At the recent We Are Moving The Needle’s Resonator Awards, Taylor Swift’s longtime recording engineer, Laura Sisk, took to the stage to express her gratitude and admiration for the pop superstar. Accepting the Exceptional Ears Award, Sisk highlighted Swift’s unparalleled work ethic and the invaluable experience of collaborating with her over the years.
“Taylor Swift, I want to thank you so much for the endless inspiration,” Sisk shared during her acceptance speech, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter. “She’s truly one of a kind in her work ethic and getting to do so many different kinds of projects with her has made me grow so much as an engineer.”
Sisk’s journey with Swift began in 2014 when they teamed up with producer Jack Antonoff for the release of Swift’s first pop album, “1989.” Since then, they have worked together on multiple albums, including “Reputation,” “Lover,” “Folklore,” “Evermore,” and “Midnights.” Sisk emphasized Swift’s role in pushing creative boundaries and her dedication to crafting music that resonates with audiences worldwide.
In addition to their studio collaborations, Sisk praised Swift’s ambitious rerecording project, which aimed to regain control of her music catalog after a dispute over ownership rights. Despite facing industry skepticism, Swift successfully released rerecorded versions of her first six albums, with each project receiving critical acclaim and commercial success.
Swift’s resilience and determination to trust her instincts and pursue creative freedom were highlighted as valuable lessons for industry executives. Sisk credited Swift’s bold approach to her rerecording project as a prime example of taking risks and achieving transformative success in the music industry.
Swift’s achievements extend beyond her rerecording project, with her latest album “Midnights” receiving widespread acclaim and earning six Grammy nominations. If she secures a win at the upcoming Grammy Awards ceremony, Swift will make history as the first person to achieve the Album of the Year accolade four times.
Overall, Sisk’s tribute to Swift at the Resonator Awards underscores the collaborative spirit and mutual respect between the two creatives, highlighting Swift’s enduring impact on those she works with in the music industry.