About This Show
Song Exploder is a podcast where musicians take apart their songs, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made. Each episode features an artist discussing a song of theirs, breaking down the sounds and ideas that went into the writing and recording. Hosted and produced by Hrishikesh Hirway.
Most Recent Episode
Julien Baker - Appointments
3 days ago
Julien Baker is from Memphis, Tennessee. She released her second album, Turn Out The Lights, in October 2017, on Matador Records. The New York Times called her music "devastating" and Pitchfork gave the album Best New Music. In this episode, Julien tells the story of her song "Appointments," and how writing it helped her work through her thoughts around addiction, depression, and relationships. Julien also takes apart the track "Over," which was written as part of Appointments, but then split off as a separate track.
Rated 5 out of
It's not often you get to hear an artist talk in detail about their creative process like this. So cool how each artist approaches things a bit differently. After listening to the episode I have a whole new appreciation for the song.
Date published: 2016-07-29