Episode 173: Bat for Lashes

“Kids in the Dark”

 

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Natasha Khan makes music under the name Bat for Lashes. She’s released five albums, including Lost Girls, which came out in September 2019. In this episode, she breaks down the making of the lead single from that album, called “Kids in the Dark.” But just before she started writing it, she wasn’t sure if she would make another album at all.

You can buy or stream “Kids in the Dark” here.

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Illustration by Carlos Lerma.

footnotes
Com Truise – “Propagation”
Castle Rock
Charles Scott IV (producer)
Prophet synthesizer

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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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