St. Vincent’s fifth album, MASSEDUCTION, is her most emotionally and musically direct record to date. Listen as she explores her love of the music of early Disney movies, describes the impact they had on her as a budding musician and explains why she wasn’t afraid to “go straight for the heart and the jugular” on her new record.
Listen to Songs from Episode 121 of This Song
Canada’s Born Ruffians just released their 5th album, Uncle, Duke and the Chief. Listen as singer, songwriter and guitar player Luke Lalonde explores why he loves John Prine’s “Far From Me” and describes the deep impact his father has had on his musical journey.
Listen to Songs from Episode 120 of This Song
Austin based R&B artist Mélat just released her latest record Move Me II: The Present. Listen as she explains how two very different songs –Ella Fitzgerald’s version of “Misty” and Mariah Carey’s version of “Always Be My Baby” — helped her understand the deep connection between music and emotion.
Mélat is playing KUTX’s Live at the Four Seasons during SXSW. See the full lineup here
Listen to Songs from Episode 119 of This Song
John Gourley and Eric Howk from the band Portugal. The Man explain how “I’m Only Sleeping” by the Beatles along with the Woodstock documentary and soundtrack changed the way they saw music and inspired the making of their latest record Woodstock.
Listen to Songs from Episode 117 of This Song
Composer, producer and songwriter Daniele Luppi just released his second record Milano. In it he explores his teenage experiences in 1980’s Milan. Listen as he describes the impact that The Buggles MTV hit “Video Killed the Radio Star” had on him as a kid and explains why Parquet Courts and Karen O were the perfect collaborators for his new project.
Listen to Songs from Episode 116 of This Song