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What’d I Say
Jefferson Studios talks to artists about songs they made, songs they like, and songs they’d like to have made. It’s an inside look into the craft of making music from the artists themselves.
May 6, 2020
Jealous of the Birds
The differences between poetry and lyricism, developing a deep love of Nirvana, and starting up her very own podcast. It’s all touched on in this introduction to critically-lauded Jealous of the Birds, the songwriting vehicle for Northern Ireland’s Naomi Hamilton. Also, stick around for why artistic sincerity is what first draws Hamilton to her favorite songs. Listen to Jealous of the Birds now.
Apr 22, 2020
Dusty Springfield (Women of Atlantic)
An examination of the musical icon, with guest and biographer Karen Bartlett ("Dusty: An Intimate Portrait of a Musical Legend") helping to guide listeners through the extraordinary and, at times, complex journey. Fans and newcomers alike are taken through Dusty's time with The Springfields, her support of African-American artists in the British music scene, and more, eventually culminating in an extended look at landmark record, "Dusty In Memphis." Respect: The Women of Atlantic is a special series on What’d I Say. It’s hosted by Colleen “Cosmo” Murphy, founder of Classic Album Sundays.
Apr 8, 2020
Hayley Kiyoko (Women of Atlantic)
Following female homosexuality and bisexuality throughout popular music, Women of Atlantic host Colleen “Cosmo” Murphy builds to singer-songwriter Hayley Kiyoko as one of the next to carry on this critical viewpoint. Kiyoko talks growing up as a gay woman, presenting previously unseen stories in her music videos, and reveals how she was finally able to write a song like “He’ll Never Love You (HNLY).” Respect: The Women of Atlantic is a special series on What’d I Say. Murphy is the founder of Classic Album Sundays.
Mar 25, 2020
Sister Sledge (Women of Atlantic)
Kathy Sledge, founding member of Sister Sledge, joins to discuss the legendary group's beginnings, the legacy of disco, and more. "Respect: The Women of Atlantic" is a special series on What’d I Say. It’s hosted by Colleen “Cosmo” Murphy, founder of Classic Album Sundays.
Mar 11, 2020
MILCK (Women of Atlantic)
The art of the protest song is tracked throughout music history, while an extended conversation with singer-songwriter and activist MILCK anchors our journey. Following our history lesson, MILCK explains the origin story behind eventual Women’s March anthem, “Quiet.” She then ponders the role of art in mobilization, and she details her Chinese-American background and perspective. In January 2019, NPR looked back on “Quiet” and its impact on the march, saying that it both “caught fire overnight,” as discussed here, and is a song that’s “still ringing” out for those who connect with its message. "Respect: The Women of Atlantic" is a special series on What’d I Say. Host Colleen "Cosmo" Murphy is the founder of Classic Album Sundays.
Feb 26, 2020
ABIR (Women of Atlantic)
For a while, ABIR’s songwriting didn’t quite match her reality. Not having been in one, she was "writing these heartbreaking songs as if I'd been in a 10-year relationship.” But as she rose through the NYC pop scene, and upon discovery by Atlantic Records in an opening show slot, it’s been an authentic adjustment. Hearing her story will illustrate that progression, while also letting you in on her early attachment to Keyshia Cole, and explaining why she decided on “MINT” for her 2018 EP title. Simply put, you’ll meet a rising creative at peace with herself, along with the life experiences she now has to draw upon. "Respect: The Women of Atlantic" is a special series on What’d I Say. It’s hosted by Colleen “Cosmo” Murphy, founder of Classic Album Sundays.
Jan 29, 2020
A childhood fandom (and eventual tattoo) of Elvis. A deep love of My Chemical Romance and concept records. A range of influences stretching from Taylor Swift to Danzig. With such diverse touchstones, you wouldn’t expect Atlantic Records artist Goody Grace to be so polished, to have such a focused sound, to establish an aesthetic all his own. But that’s exactly what he’s done through full length record “Infinite,” and a slew of buzzed-about singles like “Scumbag" featuring blink-182, and the career kick-off of “Memories.” Through our conversation, you’ll discover how he blends those influences, plus how he started making music at around 12 years old and what song from The Smiths gives him goosebumps. JeffersonStudios.com
Jan 22, 2020
A R I Z O N A
When songwriting trio A R I Z O N A talks creativity, it’s in lockstep with authenticity. “It's a funny sort of thing to pursue, because there's being creative in a way that's authentic to you, and then there's being creative for the sake of being creative. And so sometimes when you're down the rabbit hole, you can cross over.” This sort of honest and enlightened take on the music world sets the tone for the remainder of a lively conversation, which stretches from the late-night creation of “Let Me Touch Your Fire,” to the idea of being each others’ “rock in the ground” while “doing one of the craziest jobs,” aka making music. No matter what the topic covered — yes, there’s even a discussion about “Taylor Ham vs. Pork Roll” — you can be sure you’re getting the most authentic versions of Zachary Charles, Nate Esquite, and David Labuguen. You can now listen to "ASYLUM," the sophomore album from the group. JeffersonStudios.com
Nov 28, 2018
Prior to landing at Neon Gold and Atlantic Records, Matt Maeson honed his skills on some daunting stages. As part of his family’s ministry, he played “songs about salvation” at prisons, and “in front of strippers and Hell's Angels at Sturgis, one of the biggest motorcycle rallies in the world.” There was plenty in between, but eventually, his first songs would go online in 2015 and 2016. We pick up the story with his 2018 release, “The Hearse,” while Maeson also discusses his admiration for fellow songwriter Andy Hull, his surprising love of Troye Sivan, and how he ended up in Nicaragua, writing some of that EP. AtlanticPodcasts.com
Nov 19, 2018
Straight No Chaser (Part 4)
For their new album, “One Shot,” the world-renowned a cappella group wanted tracks relating to their collective journey. First, find out how they put together a Boyz II Men and Montell Jordan medley (“Motownphilly” and “This Is How We Do It”). Then, get the inside scoop on their new original song, along with how it helped complete the vision of the record. The group’s new album, “One Shot,” is out now. A deluxe reissue of “Holiday Spirits,” in honor of its 10-year anniversary, is out now. AtlanticPodcasts.com
Nov 12, 2018
Straight No Chaser (Part 3)
For their new album, “One Shot,” the world-renowned a cappella group wanted tracks relating to their collective journey. First, find out how their rendition of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Homeward Bound” came together, along with how it relates to one member’s time in Germany. Then, you’ll hear the story of taking on an Imagine Dragons hit, along with how they connected to the ideas within “Whatever It Takes.” The group’s new album, “One Shot,” is out now. A deluxe reissue of “Holiday Spirits,” in honor of its 10-year anniversary, is out now. AtlanticPodcasts.com
Nov 5, 2018
Straight No Chaser (Part 2)
Members of the famed a cappella group discuss late night rehearsals at Indiana University, talk their early albums (Holiday Spirits, Under The Influence), and reminisce about breaking big on a little-known platform at the time called YouTube. This is the story of Straight No Chaser, like you’ve never heard it before. The group’s new album, “One Shot,” is out now. A deluxe reissue of “Holiday Spirits,” in honor of its 10-year anniversary, is out now. AtlanticPodcasts.com
Oct 29, 2018
Straight No Chaser (Part 1)
Members of the famed a cappella group discuss recording their 2008 album, “Holiday Spirits,” describe the fateful call on a New Year’s Day that would eventually lead them to Atlantic Records, and reveal how four members were arrested on an east coast tour stop. This is the story of Straight No Chaser, like you’ve never heard it before. The group’s new album, “One Shot,” is out now. A deluxe reissue of “Holiday Spirits,” in honor of its 10-year anniversary, is out now. AtlanticPodcasts.com
Oct 24, 2018
"It's you giving 110 percent of yourself." That advice from Snoop Dogg to KYLE was not taken lightly. A 2018, confident debut record, titled “Light of Mine” and featuring 4-time platinum single “iSpy,” was accompanied by the artist's screen debut in Netflix film “The After Party,” and a world tour. Honestly, KYLE might be giving a little more than 110 percent. Hear his story, including how his father got him into rap, why Kanye West’s “Paranoid” is one of his personal favorites, and why 50 Cent is always his go-to karaoke. “Light of Mine” is out now. AtlanticPodcasts.com
Oct 10, 2018
"Give yourself every opportunity." From starting in music management to hitting the top of the charts, the story of the English singer-songwriter is anything but traditional. Discover this journey, from her breakthrough as part of Clean Bandit's "Rather Be," to the heartwarming origins of new track "I'll Be There." Her new album, "Always In Between," is out now. AtlanticPodcasts.com
Sep 26, 2018
It took another singer bailing on the California State Fair for Emily Armstrong to step up to the mic. She hasn’t stepped back since. The singer and guitarist of Dead Sara takes us from humble beginnings to rock airwaves, detailing the band's rise. Drummer Sean Friday joins Armstrong to discuss their 2018 EP, “Temporary Things Taking Up Space,” and first favorite songs. AtlanticPodcasts.com
Sep 12, 2018
It's all about authenticity for Savannah Conley. From her parents telling her to "never do anything that's not you," to her respecting fellow musician Brent Cobb for being "forever and always...himself," the Nashville-based artist is making music only she could make. And this unwavering honesty is on full display in new EP, "Twenty-Twenty." Find out how she remains authentic, discover details of her songwriting process, and listen in as she reveals her first music love. AtlanticPodcasts.com
May 15, 2018
We talk to Elderbrook about the limits of a guitar, waking up with a smile, and the things we do when we’re young.
May 8, 2018
We talk to Antonio Cuna AKA Sweater Beats about growing up around skate culture, the special place Bossa Nova has in his heart, and hearing himself on the jukebox.
May 1, 2018
Trivium's Paolo Gregoletto
Paolo Gregoletto of the band Trivium talks to us about the stories behind emotional songs, finding records at the flea market, and getting to those eureka moments in the studio.
Apr 24, 2018
Molly Kate Kestner
We spoke to Molly Kate Kestner about fitting in in high school, listening to Prince as a kid, and hearing her brother sing the national anthem.
Apr 17, 2018
We talk to Chicago-based producer Whethan about mishearing song lyrics, remixing anything he could find, and the importance of having a place to create.
Apr 10, 2018
Danish musician Soleima talks about discovering the Beatles, hip-hop nostalgia, and going out on her own.
Apr 3, 2018
We speak with singer-songwriter Hayley Kiyoko about singing on family road trips, middle school angst, and her dream of being in a boy band.
Mar 27, 2018
Chappell Roan talks to us about the meaning of her name, performing in talent shows, and the secret sounds hidden in her songs.
Mar 20, 2018
We talk to Lil Skies about growing up in a small town, putting his own spin on The Sauce, and making music for the world.
Mar 13, 2018
Musician and songwriter Josie Dunne joins us to talk about singing to herself under the covers, teaching Justin Bieber songs to children, and being a little fish in a big pond.
Mar 6, 2018
Singer, songwriter and poet MILCK joins us to discuss writing to the underdog, growing up listening to The Carpenters, and the high of magical songwriting.
Feb 27, 2018
We talk to award-winning singer-songwriter Jason Mraz about paying the bills, being your own first fan and surrendering to the track.