Emile Haynie is in a great mood. Speaking to The FADER over Skype, the producer to the stars is back in the L.A. hotel room where, last year, he finally sat down and wrote his own debut album, We Fall. It's much easier to get work done out here than it is in his native New York, he enthuses: "Here I wake up, and the sunlight is beaming in, and I wanna go do something."
Today, he's got a meeting with Adele, who's sitting in another room while this interview happens ("Take three hours if you need!" she tells him, incredibly). It's the first time they've met, but having produced for the likes of Kanye West and Lana Del Rey, you'd think it wouldn't phase him. Yet the noticeable buzz he gets from meeting her makes it instantly apparent why great artists warm to him; "She's super cool!" he tells me, coming back on the call after their brief hellos. "You can tell the second somebody walks in, no matter how massive of a star they are, if they're just chill and cool you get that energy right away. And I just got it."