“It’s just a never-ending cycle of doubting yourself” - Julia Jacklin
Why is it so hard to write about falling out of love? What do yo do with your hands on stage when you’re not playing an instrument? Why do some of the best songs come together at the last possible moment?
Ahead of the release of her debut album ‘Don’t Let the Kids Win’, singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin joins me to talk about Fiona Apple’s 2005 album of slyly confronting emotional specificity ‘Extraordinary Machine’, that first awakened Julia’s musical identity as a teenager.
We explore the bizarre true story behind the album - how Apple thought she’d never return again, before her producer’s traumatic experience working on Punch Drunk Love forced her back into songwriting mode on a multi-year odyssey involving multiple producers, versions of the albums and mysterious leaks, to arrive at the album we know and love.
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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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