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 210 - Ed Robertson
Barenaked Ladies frontman Ed Robertson joins Simon and Brian to discuss the writing of the band's latest album Detour de Force as well as classic BNL songs like 'One Week'. In this wide-ranging chat, Ed talks about collaborating with the likes of Kevin Griffin and Donovan Woods, writing in his car, and taking inspiration from everyone from Howard Jones to Eminem.
Episode 209 - Maisie Peters
Rising star Maisie Peters chats with Simon and Brian about the writing of her debut album You Signed Up For This. The singer-songwriter gives an in-depth account of her process and shares what it's like to collaborate with Ed Sheeran, the value of busking to her career, and the word she chose to remove from the song ‘Boy’.
Episode 208 - Yola
Singer-songwriter Yola talks about the writing of her exciting new album Stand For Myself, collaborating with creative partners like Dan Auerbach and Natalie Hemby, and interacting with the Nashville writing culture.
Episode 207 - Flyte
Will Taylor and Nick Hill of Flyte take a deep dive into the creative process behind the band's excellent new album This Is Really Going To Hurt. The guys explain their approach to collaboration, the importance of simplicity and streamlining, and how songs can retrospectively take on greater significance.
Episode 206 - MARINA
Singer-songwriter MARINA breaks down the songwriting process behind her amazing new album Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land and songs from past eras. MARINA also talks about her experiences writing with teams like Stargate, how her fierce independence informs her creativity, and why it's important to take time out.
Episode 205 - Gary Kemp
Singer-songwriter, musician, actor and podcaster Gary Kemp joins Simon and Brian for a chat about his exciting new album INSOLO, writing mega-hits like 'True', 'Gold' and 'Through The Barricades' for Spandau Ballet, and why he likes to write alone. Gary also shares his thoughts on writing from the head and the heart, the discipline of rhyming, and the importance of storytelling.
Sodajerker podcast binge
Just had a night of listening to a bunch of episodes . What a fantastic series on artists and the songwriting and recording process . I could tell the guests really enjoy being interviewed and they opened up in an effortless way to the lads . Really great !
God love it a Podcast with the RockStar so, much Magic...
I came here for Jeff Tweedy and was glad to find it was as insightful as I’d hoped. But the archives! What a goldmine! So happy to have found this podcast.