Music: it's good. On each episode of Strong Songs, host Kirk Hamilton takes listeners inside a piece of music, breaking it down and figuring out what makes it work.
Year Three, In Review
Kirk takes a look back at the many musical memories of Strong Songs year three.
Singing Like A Star, with Eric Vetro
What do Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, John Legend, and Katy Perry have in common? They all study with Eric Vetro, one of the most in-demand vocal coaches in the world.
Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense
What is this, a film podcast??
Metroid Music, Bond Themes & Jazz Philosophy
Polish your reading glasses and pour a cup of tea - it's time for a Strong Songs mailbag!
"Love Will Never Do (Without You)" by Janet Jackson
They said it couldn't last, so we had to prove them wrong... by making an episode of Strong Songs all about Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam, and Terry Lewis.
"September" by Earth, Wind & Fire
Ba de ya! Say that you remember! Ba de ya! Dancing in September!
I’m only just getting into podcasts (a little on the late side, I know), but within one episode this became my favourite. The sheer joy in your voice at sharing your passion is some refreshing and infectious, without being over the top or put on like some music broadcasts (*cough* Rick Beato *cough*). Just a nerds’ nerd, nerding out over all the stuff we nerd out over too!
What’s really stuck with me from the handful of episodes I’ve listened to so far is your Thump, Pop, Sizzle explanation of the role drums play in music. I think a lot of non-musicians struggle to conceptualise what drums actually do and how they do it, so I’ll definitely be using that to help demystify it for people from now on. Also, if you have any Thump, Pop, Sizzle merch, I’d be so down for that!
Keep up this brilliant work.
Essential listening for all music geeks