BJ Burton

BJ Burton is an American record producer, songwriter, engineer, and mixer. He is best known for his work with Bon Iver, Francis and the Lights, Mike Will Made It, Banks, Miley Cyrus, Yebba, the Japanese House, Low, and Hippo Campus.[1] Burton has been nominated for Grammy Awards for his work with Bon Iver and Sylvan Esso on their studio albums 22, A Million and What Now respectively.[2][3]

BJ Burton
BornRaleigh, North Carolina, U.S.
Occupation(s)Record producer, songwriter, musician, engineer, mixer
Associated actsBon Iver, Francis and the Lights, Lizzo, Eminem, Miley Cyrus, the Japanese House, Mike Will Made It, Banks, Hippo Campus


From 2010 to 2013, Burton performed and served production duties as a member of the Love Language; he produced their albums Libraries and Ruby Red.[4]

Burton has worked extensively with Justin Vernon and Bon Iver across their albums 22 A Million and i, i. His collaborations with Vernon and Francis and the Lights have lead to work with artists including Chance the Rapper, Eminem, Kanye West, Mike Will Made It, and more.[1] Burton has also performed as a member of Bon Iver, most recently on the Come Through tour in 2018.[5]


songwriting, production, and mixing discography (2014 - present)

Year Artist Title Appearance
2019 Bon Iver "Hey, Ma"






I, I
Yebba "Where Do U Go"[7] single
Miley Cyrus "The Most"[8] She Is Coming
Francis and the Lights "Take Me to the Light" (featuring Kanye West & Bon Iver)[9] single
Kacy Hill "To Someone Else"[10] single
Banks "Till Now"






"Look What You're Doing to Me" (featuring Francis and the Lights)

"Hawaiian Mazes"


"The Fall"

"If We Were Made of Water"[6]

The Japanese House co-producer, all songs[6] Good at Falling
2018 Eminem "Fall"[6] Kamikaze
Mike Will Made It "Do You Need Power? (Walk Out Music)"[6] Creed II (soundtrack)
Hippo Campus "Mistakes"




"Why Even Try"

"Think It Over"





Francis and the Lights "The Video In the Pool" single
Low "Quorum"

"Dancing and Blood"



"Always Up"

"Always Trying to Work It Out"

"The Son, The Sun"

"Dancing and Fire"

"Poor Sucker"

"Rome (Always in the Dark)"


Double Negative
Twin Shadow co-producer, mixer, all songs[6] Caer
Mallrat Make Time[11] In The Sky
2017 Mike Will Made It "Burnin" (featuring Andrea)

"Y'all Ain't Ready" (featuring 2 Chainz)

"Faith" (featuring Lil Wayne and HoodyBaby)

Ransom 2
Francis and the Lights co-writer, co-producer, mixer, all songs[12] Just for Us
Sylvan Esso mixer, all songs[6] What Now
Hippo Campus producer, mixer, all songs[6] Landmark
Francis and the Lights "May I Have This Dance" (Remix feat. Chance the Rapper)[6] single
2016 Chance the Rapper "Summer Friends (featuring Francis and the Lights and Jeremih)"[6] Coloring Book (mixtape)
Francis and the Lights co-writer, co-producer, mixer, all songs[12] Farewell, Starlite!
Bon Iver "10 d E A T h b R E a s T ⚄ ⚄"

"29 #Strafford APTS"

"666 ʇ"

"21 M◊◊N WATER"

"8 (circle)"[6]

22, A Million
2015 Lizzo "Ain't I"




Bother Me"

"1 Deep"

"The Realest"[13]

Big Grrrl Small World
Low co-production, mixing, all songs[14] Ones and Sixes
Doe Paoro production, mixing, all songs[6] After
2014 Sylvan Esso mixing, mastering, all songs[6] Sylvan Esso (album)

production discography with the Love Language (2010-2013)

Libraries (2010), Merge Records

Ruby Red (2013), Merge Records


  1. Swensson, Andrea. "BJ Burton, producer for Bon Iver, Low, Francis and the Lights, talks about setting up shop in Minneapolis". Local Current Blog | The Current from Minnesota Public Radio. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  2. "Bon Iver". 2019-06-04. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  3. "Sylvan Esso". 2019-06-04. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  4. Lawrence, Jordan (2010-07-14). "The Love Language's summery pop builds from a backstory of recklessness and wrecked relationships". INDY Week. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  5. "'Come Through': Concert Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2019-09-29.
  6. "BJ Burton". Discogs. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  7. Spanos, Brittany; Spanos, Brittany (2019-08-09). "Hear Yebba's Ambient, Existential New Single 'Where Do You Go'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  8. "Miley Cyrus Can't Stop Getting In Her Own Way". Stereogum. 2019-06-06. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  9. "Francis and the Lights' New Kanye West and Bon Iver Collab "Take Me to the Light" Appears". Complex. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  10. "Kacy Hill's "To Someone Else" Video: Watch It Here". Highsnobiety. 2019-07-29. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  11. "Mallrat - In The Sky". Discogs. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  12. "ACE Repertory". Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  13. "Lizzo - Big GRRRL Small World". Discogs. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  14. "Low: Ones and Sixes". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
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