Connor Redwood has played an integral part in some of the biggest folk rock songs of the past few years.
Who is he? He’s the guy who yells “Hey!”
In a video posted last weekend, Redwood (real name comedian Harris Alterman) details his plight as one of the in-demand facets of songs from bands like the Lumineers and Of Monsters & Men. He may not be a singer, but his pipes are pretty important.
“Yelling ‘hey’… it’s my life,” Redwood says, appearing to get a bit verklempt. “…yeah.”
The video goes on to give a behind-the-scenes look of his contribution to the Lumineers’ “Ho Hey,” Of Monsters & Men’s “Little Talks” and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros‘ “Home,” three of alternative rock’s bigger hits of the 2010s, perfecting the quick, punctual “Hey!” found in both tunes.