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Sodajerker On Songwriting

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Sodajerker On Songwriting

Sodajerker On Songwriting

Sodajerker

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Sodajerker On Songwriting is a programme devoted to the art and craft of songwriting. The show, created and hosted by the UK songwriting team Sodajerker, features interviews with some of the most successful songwriters and musicians in the world.

Latest Episodes

Episode 165 - Rufus Wainwright

EThe great Rufus Wainwright returns to discuss his new album Unfollow The Rules, becoming part of the Laurel Canyon scene, and how his operas have informed his pop songcraft. Rufus was also the guest for episode 54 of this podcast.

35 MIN1 d ago
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Episode 165 - Rufus Wainwright

Episode 164 - Laura Marling

EProlific singer-songwriter Laura Marling discusses the writing of her beautiful new album Song For Our Daughter, collaborating with Blake Mills, Ethan Johns and Mike Lindsay, and the influence of Paul McCartney's acoustic guitar ballads.

40 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Episode 164 - Laura Marling

Episode 163 - Rina Sawayama

ESinger-songwriter Rina Sawayama joins Simon and Brian for the first fully remote episode of the show in which she describes the collaborative songwriting process behind her stunning debut album SAWAYAMA, how she was influenced by the pop of the early 2000s, and the intensely personal process of writing about family.

51 MINJUN 12
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Episode 163 - Rina Sawayama

Episode 162 - Kate Tempest

ERapper, poet, novelist and playwright Kate Tempest talks about her creative process across a range of projects, detailing her approach to lyrics, prose, melody, structure and narrative. The double Mercury Music Prize nominee also reflects on her time working with legendary producer Rick Rubin, and her deep relationship with the city of London.

54 MINMAY 8
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Episode 162 - Kate Tempest

Bonus: Talking Prince

On the fourth anniversary of his passing, we’ve dug into the Sodajerker vault to find an unreleased bonus episode from a couple of years ago in which we sat down for an hour to talk about one of our all-time favourite artists - Prince! We couldn’t resist bookending it with a Prince-inspired jam we found along with the recording. Enjoy!

59 MINAPR 21
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Bonus: Talking Prince

Episode 161 - Huey Lewis

The great Huey Lewis discusses the writing of his new album Weather,which was recorded prior to the singer losing his hearing to Ménière's disease in 2018. In addition to telling the stories behind hits like 'The Heart of Rock and Roll', 'Bad Is Bad', 'Hip To Be Square' and 'Small World', Huey also details his collaborations with mentors like Nick Lowe and Mutt Lange, and his work on the songs 'Power Of Love' and 'Back In Time' from the classic movie Back To The Future.

51 MINAPR 9
Comments
Episode 161 - Huey Lewis

Episode 160 - KT Tunstall (Live)

EThe wonderful KT Tunstall joins us at The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire for a live conversation as part of the launch of the Songwriting Studies Research Network. During the chat, KT takes to the guitar and the piano to demonstrate her creative process on songs like 'Black Horse and the Cherry Tree', 'Suddenly I See' and recent work from albums like KINandWAX. Note: KT was also the guest forepisode 61 of this podcast.

48 MINMAR 27
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Episode 160 - KT Tunstall (Live)

Episode 159 - Tom Bailey

Thompson Twins'Tom Bailey describes the creative process behind enduring songs like 'In The Name Of Love', 'Love On Your Side', 'If You Were Here' and 'Hold Me Now'. During the conversation, Tom also gives detailed insights into the songwriting behind his 2018 solo album Science Fiction, and explains why it's important to maintain the distinctive aspects of your sound.

47 MINMAR 13
Comments
Episode 159 - Tom Bailey

Episode 158 - Richard Marx

ESinger-songwriterRichard Marx talks about the writing of his new album Limitless and the creative process behind hits like 'Right Here Waiting' and 'Hazard'. During the conversation, Richard also reveals the musical bonds that connect his family and shares stories about his collaborations with artists like Keith Urban on 'Long Hot Summer' and the late, great Luther Vandross on the Grammy-winning 'Dance With My Father'.

50 MINFEB 21
Comments
Episode 158 - Richard Marx

Episode 157 - Sam Dixon (Live)

Grammy-winning songwriter, producer and bassistSam Dixon joins Simon and Brian at the legendary Rak Studios in London for a live conversation in front of an invited audience. During the episode, Sam discusses his work with artists like Adele, Sia, Christina Aguilera and Jack Savoretti and describes his strategies for bringing the best out of his collaborators. Special thanks to APRA AMCOS for inviting us.

50 MINFEB 7
Comments
Episode 157 - Sam Dixon (Live)

Latest Episodes

Episode 165 - Rufus Wainwright

EThe great Rufus Wainwright returns to discuss his new album Unfollow The Rules, becoming part of the Laurel Canyon scene, and how his operas have informed his pop songcraft. Rufus was also the guest for episode 54 of this podcast.

35 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Episode 165 - Rufus Wainwright

Episode 164 - Laura Marling

EProlific singer-songwriter Laura Marling discusses the writing of her beautiful new album Song For Our Daughter, collaborating with Blake Mills, Ethan Johns and Mike Lindsay, and the influence of Paul McCartney's acoustic guitar ballads.

40 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Episode 164 - Laura Marling

Episode 163 - Rina Sawayama

ESinger-songwriter Rina Sawayama joins Simon and Brian for the first fully remote episode of the show in which she describes the collaborative songwriting process behind her stunning debut album SAWAYAMA, how she was influenced by the pop of the early 2000s, and the intensely personal process of writing about family.

51 MINJUN 12
Comments
Episode 163 - Rina Sawayama

Episode 162 - Kate Tempest

ERapper, poet, novelist and playwright Kate Tempest talks about her creative process across a range of projects, detailing her approach to lyrics, prose, melody, structure and narrative. The double Mercury Music Prize nominee also reflects on her time working with legendary producer Rick Rubin, and her deep relationship with the city of London.

54 MINMAY 8
Comments
Episode 162 - Kate Tempest

Bonus: Talking Prince

On the fourth anniversary of his passing, we’ve dug into the Sodajerker vault to find an unreleased bonus episode from a couple of years ago in which we sat down for an hour to talk about one of our all-time favourite artists - Prince! We couldn’t resist bookending it with a Prince-inspired jam we found along with the recording. Enjoy!

59 MINAPR 21
Comments
Bonus: Talking Prince

Episode 161 - Huey Lewis

The great Huey Lewis discusses the writing of his new album Weather,which was recorded prior to the singer losing his hearing to Ménière's disease in 2018. In addition to telling the stories behind hits like 'The Heart of Rock and Roll', 'Bad Is Bad', 'Hip To Be Square' and 'Small World', Huey also details his collaborations with mentors like Nick Lowe and Mutt Lange, and his work on the songs 'Power Of Love' and 'Back In Time' from the classic movie Back To The Future.

51 MINAPR 9
Comments
Episode 161 - Huey Lewis

Episode 160 - KT Tunstall (Live)

EThe wonderful KT Tunstall joins us at The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire for a live conversation as part of the launch of the Songwriting Studies Research Network. During the chat, KT takes to the guitar and the piano to demonstrate her creative process on songs like 'Black Horse and the Cherry Tree', 'Suddenly I See' and recent work from albums like KINandWAX. Note: KT was also the guest forepisode 61 of this podcast.

48 MINMAR 27
Comments
Episode 160 - KT Tunstall (Live)

Episode 159 - Tom Bailey

Thompson Twins'Tom Bailey describes the creative process behind enduring songs like 'In The Name Of Love', 'Love On Your Side', 'If You Were Here' and 'Hold Me Now'. During the conversation, Tom also gives detailed insights into the songwriting behind his 2018 solo album Science Fiction, and explains why it's important to maintain the distinctive aspects of your sound.

47 MINMAR 13
Comments
Episode 159 - Tom Bailey

Episode 158 - Richard Marx

ESinger-songwriterRichard Marx talks about the writing of his new album Limitless and the creative process behind hits like 'Right Here Waiting' and 'Hazard'. During the conversation, Richard also reveals the musical bonds that connect his family and shares stories about his collaborations with artists like Keith Urban on 'Long Hot Summer' and the late, great Luther Vandross on the Grammy-winning 'Dance With My Father'.

50 MINFEB 21
Comments
Episode 158 - Richard Marx

Episode 157 - Sam Dixon (Live)

Grammy-winning songwriter, producer and bassistSam Dixon joins Simon and Brian at the legendary Rak Studios in London for a live conversation in front of an invited audience. During the episode, Sam discusses his work with artists like Adele, Sia, Christina Aguilera and Jack Savoretti and describes his strategies for bringing the best out of his collaborators. Special thanks to APRA AMCOS for inviting us.

50 MINFEB 7
Comments
Episode 157 - Sam Dixon (Live)
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