Since helping launch Avril Lavigne to pop stardom, the Los Angeles-based production trio the Matrix has worked with everyone from Ricky Martin to Britney Spears to David Bowie.
“Somebody said we were the hottest production team in the world the other day,” says Lauren Christy. “We just laughed.”
Up next for Christy, her husband Graham Edwards and Scott Spock is a trip to Spain to work on Shakira’s second English-language album.
“She’s such a great writer,” Christy says. “She might have ideas she wants us to flesh out with her. We’ll probably just wing it.”
The three are also serving as script consultants on the movie version of “Sk8er Boi,” one of the seven tracks they produced for Lavigne’s debut Let Go. “It’s our story,” Christy says. “They want to make sure they follow it in a cool way.”
“We didn’t it want to be a silly kids film,” explains Scott. “We wanted it to be legit.”
The trio will be involved in casting and will serve as executive producers on the soundtrack. “I have a kind of vision in my head of what he’s going to look like and what the girl’s going to look like,” Christy says. “It’s not going to be someone from Jason’s Creek or whatever creek. We want to do West Side Story meets Saturday Night Fever.”