On this episode of This Song, Sydney Wayser, aka Clara Nova, talks about the impact Rufus Wainwright’s song “Oh What A World” had on her own music and how her feeling of connection with artists, both visual and musical, continues to inspire her creative process.
Her next EP, The Golden Age, will be out July 27th.
Tanya Donelly, front woman for the band Belly and founding member of Throwing Muses and the Breeders, has played music all of her life. Listen as she describes how listening to the Beatles “All You Need is Love as a teenager was an “epiphanal moment” for her that would influence her entire future musical career.
Listen to Songs from Episode 131 of This Song
For an artist who got his start as a one-man band, it may come as a surprise that one of Shakey Graves favorite pieces of music comes from one of the most famous musicals of all time. On this episode, Austin’s Shakey Graves talks about his childhood love of the “Overture” from Phantom of the Opera and how it helped him explore his own theatricality on his latest album, Can’t Wake Up.
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Listen to Songs from Episode 130 of This Song
Austin artist and self described Southern-Gothic Psycho-Blues Revival-Punk One-Man-Band Lincoln Durham describes how the music of Nick Cave allowed him to embrace his own darkness and make the music he needed to make.
Lincoln Durham has a new record out called And Into Heaven Came the Night.
📸 Jay Trevino
Listen to Songs from Episode 129 of This Song
Lisa-Kaindé Diaz of Ibeyi explains how Nina Simone’s version of “I Put a Spell on You” helped her understand what singing was really about and how music helped heal the relationship with her sister Naomi. Oh yeah, and what it was like to be a part of Beyonce’s Lemonade!
Listen to Songs from Episode 128 of This Song