“From an early age I wanted to impress people” - Montaigne
What do you get when you add up the influence of Talking Heads, Arcade Fire and St Vincent & David Byrne? Montaigne’s epic debut album ‘Glorious Heights’. The singer-songwriter also known as Jess Cerro opens up about the process of creating her new record and the albums that inspired it.
Why does she eschew writing about sex for a more Sherlockian look at the world? Why is she determined to never be cute? What story is she trying to tell with the album? Why is Willow Smith her backup David Byrne? Plus, Jess walks me through writing her singles ‘Because I Love You’ and ‘In the Dark’.
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My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them.
Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins.
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