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M. Ward discusses what he's been up to and what inspired his latest album, Migration Stories. He also performs songs from the album.
Danielle, Alana and Este of HAIM joined us for a virtual conversation to discuss the decision to postpone the album, writing songs via voice memos and break down their verses on the song "Hallelujah."
His song "Love, Again" "explores the idea of romance at a time when physical contact is off the table," D'Amato says. The video was shot "in the middle of all the eerie, beautiful emptiness."
From her home in Australia, Angie McMahon talks about the songwriter's romantic ideal of being awake at 4 a.m., winning a contest to open for Bon Jovi and the powerful song she wrote after a bad date.
Marling wasn't planning to release her new album until the end of the summer. But when the world changed, she changed her mind.
The singer-songwriter was doing pretty much everything on his own, until Oh Boy Records heard his debut album, picked it up and re-released it.
The Radiohead guitarist tells us about taking a break to spend time with his family, finding community at Glastonbury and drawing inspiration from the folk tradition of Wales with Laura Marling.
From Steely Dan's "FM" to Donna Summers' "On The Radio," from R.E.M.'s "Radio Free Europe" to LL Cool J's "I Can't Live Without My Radio," stream our playlist to celebrate Public Radio Music Day.
Celebrate Public Radio Music Day with a four-hour live stream of past studio and concert performances, featuring Hozier, Phoebe Bridgers, Kacey Musgraves, Neko Case and more.
The New Orleans artist was on her way to getting a master's degree in child psychology when a friend inspired her to focus on music. Hear her soulful, powerful, voice in this session.
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