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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.

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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.

    Episode 156 - Martin Fry

    Episode 156 - Martin Fry

    ABC's Martin Fry describes the writing of his classic album The Lexicon Of Love including songs like 'The Look Of Love', 'Poison Arrow', 'Tears Are Not Enough' and 'All Of My Heart'. During the conversation, Martin also tells the story behind his beloved hit 'When Smokey Sings' and explains how he approached the daunting task of creating The Lexicon of Love II.

    • 42 min
    Episode 155 - Michael Nesmith

    Episode 155 - Michael Nesmith

    Acclaimed singer-songwriter and Monkee Michael Nesmith talks Sodajerker through the writing process behind songs like 'Papa Gene's Blues', 'Joanne', 'Different Drum', 'Rio' and 'Laugh Kills Lonesome'. In addition to discussing songs he wrote for The Monkees and his solo work, Nez reflects on his relationship with John Lennon, the importance of the arranger, and the influence of visual art on his writing.

    • 49 min
    Episode 154 - Beck

    Episode 154 - Beck

    In the final show of 2019, the singular Beck joins Simon and Brian in London to talk about his incredible new album Hyperspace. During the conversation, Beck describes his experiences collaborating with Pharrell, Greg Kurstin and Paul Epworth, the influence of his Grandfather, and what it was like to receive a Grammy from Prince.

    • 40 min
    Episode 153 - Keith Urban

    Episode 153 - Keith Urban

    Country superstar Keith Urban grabs a couple of his prized Fender guitars and talks Simon and Brian through the writing processes behind his many hit songs. During the conversation, Keith explains the importance of rhythm in his writing, collaborating with the likes of Julia Michaels and Richard Marx, and how he has been inspired creatively by his wife Nicole Kidman.

    • 49 min
    Episode 152 - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

    Episode 152 - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

    Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys of OMD sit down in London to discuss their career anthology box set Souvenir and the writing process behind their success. In explaining the chemistry of their creative partnership, Andy and Paul talk about writing sad songs with happy chords, striving to avoid lyrical cliches, and why they remain musical outsiders.

    • 51 min
    Episode 151 - James Blunt

    Episode 151 - James Blunt

    The excellent James Blunt joins Sodajerker in London to discuss his very personal new album Once Upon A Mind. During the conversation, James talks about collaborations with the likes of Linda Perry, Ryan Tedder and Ed Sheeran, shares the stories behind hits like 'You're Beautiful', and explains why it's always important to have a reason to write a song.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

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Always Brilliant

2 lads from Liverpool who love music get to speak to the world’s best songwriters and do a great job.

Ted Maul Reporting ,

Essential listening for all music fans

Great guests, insightful interviews, even if you’re not a fan of who they’re talking to (Blunty, for me, for example) but getting the insight track on how they write and produce music, and often what they get up to in the studio to some extent. This is one of the few podcasts I always make a point of listening to.

No 1 fan UK ,

Superb Podcast

Even if you’re not an avid music fan, this is a fantastic Podcast. The interview questions are well considered and researched and the conversation is often fascinating. Not to mention the soothing, lilting Liverpudlian accents which are so very listen-able! Tune in and discover the rich world of music.
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