Once a month or so I have a chat on RNZ on their Afternoons show with Jesse Mulligan. These things start – randomly and stop in much the same way. I hope to keep doing this. For a while at least. I think I started in December of 2015, so now four years into it or so…
In August I focussed on two female singer/songwriters. One I’ve always loved. One I was never previously a fan of at all…
First up was the new album by Margo Price. I’ve loved all of her albums and this, slightly more of a pop record, is brilliant. I played the tune Hey Child.
Next up it was to a discussion of Lana Del Rey’s spoken word album/audiobook. She’s going to release a printed volume of poetry but ahead of that you can hear all of the poems with musical backing as an audiobook. This arrives between “normal” records for Lana. Her last album was brilliant. It finally had me on board with her sound. She’s about to release a new album of songs later this year too. But in-between this is something different altogether, yet totally on brand. I’m always curious about spoken-word albums. And I had to hear this. I really dig it. So we played the ‘single’ from this audiobook, LA Who Am I To Love You.
Click here to hear the songs and the chat
If you’d like to read longer reviews of both albums I covered That’s How Rumors Get Started here and you can read my thoughts on Lana Del Rey’s spoken-word album/audiobook right here.
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