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 201 - Moby
The multi-talented Moby discusses his latest album Reprise, his love for bedroom studios, and why you'll never find him on holiday. The DJ, producer and songwriter also shares insights into his working routines, the writing of major albums like Play, and strategies for overcoming writer's block.
Episode 200 - Jon Batiste
For this very special 200th episode, Simon and Brian revel in the boundless creativity of musician Jon Batiste. The Late Show bandleader joins Sodajerker from his piano to explain the writing process behind his life-affirming record We Are, how he understands music in terms of frequencies, and what he feels is his superpower as an artist.
Episode 199 - Birdy
Birdy joins Simon and Brian for a chat about her most personal album to date, Young Heart, the art of co-writing, and the influence of Joni Mitchell. Birdy also describes how she challenged herself by going to write in LA and Nashville, and how this helped her to develop her confidence and work through writer's block.
Episode 198 - David Gray
Singer-songwriter David Gray chats about his beautiful new album Skellig, the social and political leanings that underpin his music, and classic songs from his monumental hit White Ladder. David also remembers the time he spent in Liverpool as a young man and explains how his current lifestyle challenges his creativity.
Episode 197 - Maxïmo Park
Paul Smith and Duncan Lloyd of Maxïmo Park discuss their latest album Nature Always Wins and how they recorded the album remotely during lockdown. The pair provide an in-depth account of their creative process and how they strive to avoid clichés when writing about topics like childhood, parenting, ageing, and the social politics of tragedy.
Episode 196 - Róisín Murphy
Singer-songwriter and producer Róisín Murphy breaks down the creative processes behind her album Róisín Machine and explains how she develops tracks, lyrics and remixes across a range of electronic music styles. Róisín also talks about collaborators like Richard Barratt (DJ Parrot/Crooked Man) and Eddie Stevens, and her hits for Moloko created with Mark Brydon.
Thank you so much for Sodajerker, every pod is a little golden nugget of advice and inspiration for writing songs. The guys deliver it with humour, passion & genuine love of the craft.
Delivered with genuine authenticity.
This is a truly well delivered podcast by two guys who clearly have a passion for the subject.
The interviews are just how I feel interviews should be. They are not like interviews. They feel more like casual chats but they never stray far from the topic and are delivered with clear knowledge and interest.
You don’t even have to be a songwriter. If you love music you will enjoy learning about the process.
Ascending away from cliché..
no chance of that when reviewing this superlative podcast... light touch over deep knowledge, peerless! Guests’ delight at the lads’ insight brings out the best in them and the reward is an effortless slice of their creative mojo... yuch I hate myself when I gush😂😬. I bought Edie and Mr Porter’s albums in the last few weeks. Thank you xx