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Jenny Lewis embraces the Nashville sound on 'Joy'All'
Fri, 09 Jun 2023 14:19:04 -0400
Singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis talks about working with producer Dave Cobb on her latest record, Joy'All.
Remembering songwriter Cynthia Weil, whose hits included 'Uptown' and 'On Broadway'
Fri, 09 Jun 2023 13:42:17 -0400
Weil, who died June 1, spoke to Fresh Air in 2000, along with her husband and writing partner Barry Mann. Mann described her as a "very organized" writer, who stuck with a verse until it was complete.
Christine and the Queens' new album is an operatic exploration of grief and angels
Fri, 09 Jun 2023 05:33:04 -0400
French pop artist Christine and the Queens' new album, Paranoïa, Angels, True Love, is both dreamlike and hyperpersonal.
Babyface: Tiny Desk Concert
Fri, 09 Jun 2023 05:00:24 -0400
The singer, songwriter and producer brought his timeless love songs to the Tiny Desk.
Juilliard fires former chair after sexual misconduct investigation
Thu, 08 Jun 2023 20:11:23 -0400
Composer Robert Beaser has been fired from the renowned performing arts conservatory after an independent investigation found that he had broken Juilliard policies and "misrepresented facts."
Jason Isbell and Rodney Crowell stretch their boundaries on two new albums
Thu, 08 Jun 2023 14:25:46 -0400
Where Isbell's Weathervanes sounds like a new attempt to describe the world around him, Crowell's Chicago Sessions has the aura of an old pro who's realized he has a few more life-lessons to share.
Janelle Monáe wants you ... to enter the 'Pleasure' zone
Thu, 08 Jun 2023 05:11:00 -0400
There's almost nobody better at creating complex musical worlds, but on her new album The Age of Pleasure, Janelle Monáe's aim is to stop thinking. Or at least start thinking about feeling.
With 'Fountain Baby,' Amaarae redefines herself as a pop auteur
Thu, 08 Jun 2023 05:01:00 -0400
By training her eyes on multiple targets, the singer challenges listeners to widen their points of view, compelling them to place her in spaces she's found belonging, not where she's been assigned.
Aja Monet's debut album fuses art and advocacy, poet and performer
Thu, 08 Jun 2023 05:00:30 -0400
The poet's first recording with a band, when the poems do what they do, lends an emphatic new authority to her words, which she delivers with a hypnotist's composure.
On the easy-going 'Joy'all,' Jenny Lewis defiantly preaches the pursuit of happiness
Thu, 08 Jun 2023 05:00:30 -0400
With a new home in Nashville, the singer-songwriter's fifth solo album is a laid-back affair full of zen-like wisdom that lands as guidance for a generation.
On new album, Ben Folds reflects on 'What Matters Most'
Wed, 07 Jun 2023 16:25:03 -0400
Ben Folds reflects on his songwriting process, injecting empathy into lyrics, and why he believes that "we don't need any new albums."
George Winston, pianist of pastoral scenes, has died at 73
Wed, 07 Jun 2023 14:02:18 -0400
Winston's successful albums for Windham Hill Records made him one of the first stars of new age music.
30A Songwriters Sessions: Side Pony
Wed, 07 Jun 2023 13:04:59 -0400
Side Pony's Alice Wallace and Caitlin Cannon perform songs from their debut record, Lucky Break.
30A Songwriters Sessions: Paul Thorn
Wed, 07 Jun 2023 12:59:47 -0400
The musician from Tupelo, Mississippi performs songs from his latest album, Never Too Late to Call.
Women behind the songs: Cynthia Weil, writer of 'You've Lost that Lovin' Feeling'
Tue, 06 Jun 2023 16:41:46 -0400
As part of NPR's series highlighting female songwriters through history, we look at Cynthia Weil, who wrote hits like "You've Lost that Lovin' Feeling" and "On Broadway" with her husband Barry Mann.