Pop music surrounds us, but how often do we really listen to what we’re hearing? Switched on Pop is the podcast that pulls back the curtain on pop music. Each episode, join musicologist Nate Sloan and songwriter Charlie Harding as they reveal the secret formulas that make pop songs so infectious. By figuring out how pop hits work their magic, you’ll fall in love with songs you didn’t even know you liked.
There is a tradition in country that loves flawed characters lost on a winding journey… likely down a dit road. One of the best songwriters in this style is acclaimed songwriter Brandy Clark. Her credits include a whose-who of country music Kacey Musgraves, Reba McEntire, Darius Rucker, Lean Rimes—and her albums have received overwhelming critical acclaim.
Her debut record, 12 stories, earned her a 2015 Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. We spoke with Brandy about her new album “Your Life Is A Record”, an album which asks what if your life’s journey fit on one LP. The songs are honest, not larger than life songs. Clark writes songs about anti-heroes who make imperfect choices with titles like: “Who You Thought I Was” and “The Past Is The Past”. Together her songs portray one whole life.
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