This Song: Mélat

This Song

This Song: Mélat

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018

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.

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Mélat is playing KUTX’s Live at the Four Seasons during SXSW. See the full lineup here 

See Mélat live at Stubb’s Austin on Friday April 6th

Listen to Songs from Episode 119 of This Song

 

This Song: Sondre Lerche

This Song

This Song: Sondre Lerche

Posted by on Feb 14, 2018

Norwegian singer and songwriter Sondre Lerche explores why listening to Fiona Apple’s “I Know” as a teenager brought him to tears and explains how the that song has influenced his work throughout his career.

Lerche is releasing his latest record, Solo Pleasure, on Valentines Day! The  record is an acoustic reworking of his 2017 synth pop gym Pleasure. Listen to the new record here!

Listen to songs from this episode of This Song

Portugal. The Man

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Portugal. The Man

Posted by on Jan 31, 2018

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.

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Check out Portugal the Man’s Tour Dates

Listen to Songs from Episode 117 of This Song

 

This Song — Daniele Luppi

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This Song — Daniele Luppi

Posted by on Jan 24, 2018

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.

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Listen to Milano

Watch the Video for Pretty Prizes

Listen to Karen O’s new song “Yo! My Saint” produced by Daniele Luppi

Watch the Video for “Video Killed the Radio Star”

Listen to Songs from Episode 116 of This Song

 

This Song: Milky Chance

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This Song: Milky Chance

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018

German indie folk group Milky Chance released their second record Blossom in March 2017. Listen as DJ/ producer Philipp Dausch and singer/guitarist Clemens Rehbein explain how Red Hot Chili Pepper guitarist John Frusciante’s “A Name” and the unreleased Bob Marley demo “Rumors”  helped them clarify how direct and raw they wanted their own music to be.

Check out Milky Chance’s Tour Dates

Listen to Milky Chance perform “Ego” backstage at ACLfest

Listen to Bob Marley’s unreleased demo “Rumors.”

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Listen to Songs from Episode 120 of This Song