It depends. The way people write has always been different. The process when I was working with Kailash Kher was completely different from when I was working with someone like Raftaar. With Kher or AR Rahman, it was mostly me trying to absorb and share knowledge.
I’ve been very thankful to be able to work in such close proximity to these music gods. For me, I always just give my opinion and talk to the person like a friend, no matter who it is.
Maybe in Los Angeles (LA), everything is more freestyle-based. We use a lot of engineers. But maybe in India, sometimes I just have to write in a room with no technology.