Podcast Recommendation - Song Exploder
It was recently pointed out to me that I really enjoy the slow process of how things are made. Like craft beer + pour over coffee, give me a long story + careful thought that went into it + I'm done.
Heart singing. Mind glowing. Slightly snobby soul full.
So here's a podcast that turns music into the same sort of detail oriented // slow living process.
"Song Exploder is a podcast where musicians take apart their songs, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made."
And that's what they do. They tell you why they made the choices they did. Solonge talks about how certain chords on a harp sound like her powerful black aunties telling her to get her ass out of bed. Lorde talks about how she wanted her song to sound insanely angsty + like a party anthem because that's basically what it feels like to be in your early 20s. Spoon talks about how they were influenced by Dr. Dre - yeah that feels like a stretch until they take it apart + show you that they actually mean it.
You get it, this podcast turns music into pour over coffee. And the stories do make me love the things more. Now when I hear Sober by Lorde I know that there's a GD tiger sampled into the beat.
The link above will take you to the episode: New York by St. Vincent. She says in it that it's the only song she's ever written that feels like it could be someone's favourite. And, well, yeah. You put that shit on, on a rainy day + you're going to get it. I also like knowing about who the song was written for + I can fully relate.
I like that she starts the podcast off immediately by saying that she loves swearing + that she thinks it's amazing + this sentiment basically speaks to my entire soul + I am feeling incredibly vindicated right now.
I fucking love swearing too.