Episode 184: Laura Marling

“Song for Our Daughter”

 

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Laura Marling is a singer and songwriter from London. She won the Brit Award for Best British Female Solo Artist—she’s been nominated five times for that, along with the Mercury Prize, and the Grammy for Best Folk Album. Since 2008, she’s released seven albums. The most recent album is called Song for Our Daughter. It’s also the name of the song that she takes apart in this episode.

You can buy or stream “Song for Our Daughter” here.

Illustration by Carlos Lerma.

footnotes
Letter to My Daughter – Maya Angelou
Lucretia
Robertson Davies
Rob Moose – string arrangements

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Episode 183: Tame Impala

“It Might Be Time”

 

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Tame Impala is the project of Kevin Parker, a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer from Perth, Australia. Since putting his first EP in 2008, Tame Impala has been nominated for two Grammys and won eight of Australia’s ARIA Awards. Multiple albums of his have been named best of the year. As a producer, he has collaborated with Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, The Weeknd, and more. The most recent Tame Impala album is The Slow Rush, which came out in February 2020. For this episode, Kevin chose to take apart the song, “It Might Be Time.”

You can buy or stream “It Might Be Time” here.

Illustration by Carlos Lerma.

footnotes
N.E.R.D.

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Episode 182: FKA twigs

“Mirrored Heart”

FKA twigs is a singer, songwriter, and producer from London. She’s released three EPs and two albums, the most recent of which, Magdalene, came out in 2019. It was named one of the best albums of the year by Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Time, NME, and more.

For this episode, twigs chose the song “Mirrored Heart” from that album. She wrote and produced it in Los Angeles with a few collaborators, but it’s an intensely personal song.

You can buy or stream “Mirrored Heart” here.

Illustration by Carlos Lerma.

footnotes
Ethan P. Flynn, piano
Cy An, guitar
Koreless, co-producer
Rick Nowels

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