Crowded House star Neil Finn is inviting fans to watch the creation of his new album on Facebook.
Every Friday in August, the singer-songwriter is streaming sessions live from his studio in Auckland, complete with a full choir and orchestra.
The project culminates on 25 August, when the entire album will be recorded in one marathon session. The record will then be mastered and released a week later.
It’s an ambitious undertaking – but Finn says it has sharpened his writing.
“Normally in the studio, there’s a lot of time to indulge and procrastinate,” he tells the BBC. “But when you’re in full view you just get down to it.
He adds that recording songs live, with a full band, “is a reminder of a very old, tried-and-true method of making music”.
He explains: “Nowadays, with everyone working on laptops, it’s very common to build a song in the studio. But when you sit in a room and apply yourself to the task of making music beautiful, with talented collaborators, it’s a joyous, soulful thing to do.”
Neil Finn’s album Out of Silence is out on 1 September. He was speaking to BBC Music’s Mark Savage.