Episode 172: Jay Som

“Tenderness”

 

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Melina Duterte, who goes by the name Jay Som, is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. She’s released three albums as Jay Som, and has produced, engineered, and mixed each one. Her third album, Anak Ko, came out in August 2019. In this episode, Melina breaks down a song from it called “Tenderness.”

You can buy or stream “Tenderness” here. Watch the official music video below.

Illustration by Carlos Lerma.

footnotes
Linn LM-1 drum machine
Wurlitzer electric piano
Taylor Vick – Boy Scouts

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Episode 171: Slipknot

“Unsainted”

 

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Slipknot is a Grammy-winning metal band from Des Moines, Iowa, who formed in 1995. They’ve sold over 30 million records. In this episode, guitarist Jim Root breaks down how Slipknot made the song “Unsainted,” from their 2019 album We Are Not Your Kind.

You can buy or stream “Unsainted” here.

Illustration by Carlos Lerma.

footnotes
Greg Fidelman – Producer

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Episode 170: Raphael Saadiq

“Kings Fall”

 

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Raphael Saadiq is a Grammy-winning songwriter, producer, and artist from Oakland, California. He was the lead singer of the legendary ’90s R&B group Tony! Toni! Toné!. As a producer, he’s worked with D’Angelo, TLC, Mary J. Blige, Whitney Houston, Solange Knowles, and John Legend.

In August 2019, Raphael released his fifth solo album, Jimmy Lee, which is named for his late older brother. In this episode, he breaks down a song he made with his nephew, Dylan Wiggins, called “Kings Fall.”

You can buy or stream “Kings Fall” here.

Illustration by Carlos Lerma.

footnotes
Otis Redding
Ali Shaheed Muhammed
A Tribe Called Quest
Electric sitar

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