Shirley Manson sits down with some of the most influential musicians of the last two decades to discuss the song that represents their artistic moment of truth and the impact that song had on both their careers, and their lives.
Liz Phair - 6’1”
Few people can make, or take, a hit like Liz Phair. Confident and true to herself, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who changed the stage for a generation of women like Liz. 6’1” was just the beginning.
Laura Jane Grace - I Was A Teenage Anarchist
Shirley visits Laura Jane Grace at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles during the 10 year anniversary of her song, I Was A Teenage Anarchist. A decade later, it’s core message is still true for Laura, but in a totally new context.
Open Mike Eagle - Qualifiers
Open Mike Eagle’s song, Qualifiers, is made up of the uplifting and humbling moments from his life. Nothing is off the table. He explains the spectrum of interests that inspire him, and what it means to be an independent rapper.
Angel Olsen - Shut Up Kiss Me
Brazen, female, a bit saucy, and self-aware, Angel Olsen tells the whole truth of how it feels to write the breakaway song Shut Up Kiss Me, when the stars align and the fans take hold.
Peaches - F*** the Pain Away
Peaches created a whole new sound when she picked up her drum machine and wrote one of the most iconic needle-drops in pop culture history. She is empowering, unpredictable, and electric. The same is true for F*** the Pain Away.
Juliette Lewis - Hard Lovin’ Woman
Juliette Lewis prioritizes art above all else and has dedicated herself to making music full of magic and fiery spirit. She explains what it is to be a Hard Lovin’ Woman, as well as the agony and the ecstasy of songwriting.