Fleet Foxes have just released their third full length record, “Crack Up,” after a six year break. Listen to lead singer and songwriter Robin Pecknold as he explores the effect Glen Campbell’s recording of Brian Wilson penned “Guess I’m Dumb” had on his songwriting. And you’re definitely going to dig his theory as to why music is such an effective emotion transmitter.
Listen to Songs from Episode 103 of This Song
Sam Beam, aka Iron and Wine, has been testing the boundaries of folk music since the early 2000’s. Hear how Big Star’s “Take Care” helped him to evolve his ideas of what he could do with musical arrangements, and listen as he proposes a theory as to why music moves emotion. Warning: his theory may give you the good chills.
Listen to Songs from Episode 102 of This Song
Austin singer-songwriter Suzanna Choffel describes the vibe behind Reggae music and shares how Bob Marley exposed her to the magic of chasing suffering with love. While she grew up hearing hints of this sound from Sublime and The Police, it wasn’t until Bob Marley that the voice and vibe of reggae taught her how to express the jarring truth in a beautiful, poetic, and gentle way. Step out of the world of chaos, and for a moment be reminded by reggae that, while so much is happening, there is also so much space; every little piece has it’s part.
Listen to Songs from Episode 101 of This Song
It’s This Song’s 100th Episode!!!! To celebrate we’ve made it a family affair. Host Elizabeth McQueen gets interviewed by her 8 year old daughter Lisel about how Rebecca Sugar’s “Here Comes a Thought” from Steven Universe expanded her idea of what songs can do. Then Lisel explains to Elizabeth how “Peace and Love on the Planet Earth,” also from Steven Universe, blows her mind and is helping her process big ideas like, Peace, War, Death and Birth and the fact that the earth may explode some day.
And Antonette Masando, creator of the She’s the Boss podcast and former This Song intern, explains how Nicki Minaj’s “Fly” and Sam Cooke’s “A Change is Gonna Come” changed her life.
Photo Credit: Willow McQueen
Listen to Songs from Episode 100 of This Song
Psychedelic garage-rocker Ty Segall tells KUTX host Taylor Wallace how The Band’s “The Weight” inspired the name of his new puppy, how much he loves The Grateful Dead, and how both bands helped him wrap his head around lyrical storytelling.
Listen to Songs from Episode 99 of This Song