22 episodes

Lean Forward with Jay Harren and Jacob Gilmore is a music discovery podcast with the complementary perspectives of an industry veteran and an avid, opinionated music fan. Listen regularly as Jay and Jacob discuss new releases, revisit overlooked classics, and share backstage stories, inside information, and casual chats about music, life, and the occasional conspiracy theory.

Lean Forward Podcast Jay Harren & Jacob Gilmore

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Lean Forward with Jay Harren and Jacob Gilmore is a music discovery podcast with the complementary perspectives of an industry veteran and an avid, opinionated music fan. Listen regularly as Jay and Jacob discuss new releases, revisit overlooked classics, and share backstage stories, inside information, and casual chats about music, life, and the occasional conspiracy theory.

    Ep 022 - Big News

    Ep 022 - Big News

    Jay catches us up on some big news…If you’ve been following along Jay has had a long career in music that began in radio, later in A&R, and most recently starting his own label. Find out what’s next for Jay while Jacob auditions for our first sponsor. Plus we put our Quick Hits up front so you won’t miss some new tracks you gotta here. Links to the playlists here:

    Apple Music:
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/playlist/episode-22-big-news/pl.u-ZmAdGtXxvoJ

    Spotify
    https://open.spotify.com/user/leanforwardpodcast/playlist/2FeycOdG1t3yjpraF4JBqA?si=KAnGiQKETROccE8e-azv_A

    • 36 min
    Ep 021 - No Nü Music

    Ep 021 - No Nü Music

    Jacob punishes Jay by forcing him to listen to his favorite music from when he was 15, and despite Jay’s low expectations he was still disappointed. The boys revisit Netflix’s Ozark and do some digging on who’s responsible for the incredible cover of “The Man Who Sold The World” —spoiler alert, it’s a former guest… And if you can make it through teenage Jacob’s terrible taste in music, we’ve got some fresh Quick Hits for you available on Apple Music and Spotify

    Apple Music
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/playlist/episode-21-n%C3%BC-metal/pl.u-YmldqsKGj96

    Spotify
    https://open.spotify.com/user/leanforwardpodcast/playlist/7nPsQnMZyKDLt62pgu4xSR?si=3gQMNi27Soerum1LWbWaEw

    • 51 min
    Ep 020 - Amy Lee talks NIN

    Ep 020 - Amy Lee talks NIN

    It’s Jay’s turn for an album review, but when Jacob tells him it’s NIN he desperately passes off his assignment. So the boys call in the big guns; Lean Forward field reporter and industry-insider Amy Lee of Evanescence. Listen to Jake and Amy talk miles above Jay’s head about what real music sounds like as they share their love of one of the most influential bands of the past 30 years.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Ep 019 - With Or Without U2

    Ep 019 - With Or Without U2

    Jay calls U2 one of the greatest bands of all time, and literally millions of people agree with him. Jacob was never really a fan, but never really listened to them either. Jacob gets an assignment to listen to two of their biggest albums for the first time ever; The Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby!, and he comes back with this thoughts. Plus Jay casually mentions he played softball with J. Cole, and Jacob has had it with Jay’s s**t.

    As always, download our Apple Music and Spotify playlists for this and every episode at www.leanforwardpodcast.com

    • 40 min
    Ep 018 - I Hate the f*ckin' Eagles, man!

    Ep 018 - I Hate the f*ckin' Eagles, man!

    Love ‘em, or hate ‘em, The Eagles have cemented themselves into some of the hardest-to-reach places in pop culture history. So why are they so hated by so many?! Jay and Jacob explore their insulated look at one of the most love-to-hate acts of all time. Plus new stuff and random ramblings as the boys reconnect despite being over 500 miles apart from one another.

    • 41 min
    Ep 017 - Who's Coming With Me?!!

    Ep 017 - Who's Coming With Me?!!

    Hiatus, be damned! The boys are back in Brooklyn where Jay announces he recently pulled a “Jerry MaGuire” then immediately gets emotional while visiting the MoMA. Jacob flip flops on St. Vincent and updates us with life in the midwest. The boys go all in on Icelandic music and other fine gems from recent recommendations. You’re gonna wanna get this playlist.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

Kurzawapower ,

Music conversations, like we used to have

The duo of Jay Harren and Jacob ("Jake") Gilmore makes for a powerful back-and-forth style podcast experience that will instantly remind any music fan of those hour-long debates with friends about the best side of your favorite album/cassette. While the hosts are leanding forward and really going deep into the topics du jour, their playful brotherly banter makes for a nice laid back listen.

ev Rocks ,

Love this!

I have listened to both Amy episodes and love them and will binge the whole podcast 'cause I love how in-depth you all go into artists and their catalogs. Please have Amy on again to talk about another one of her influences!

Batty2105 ,

Great Listen

I came on exclusively for Episode 15 because of Amy Lee, but now I'm binging the previous episodes! It's great for the novice or the pro, the musician or the enthusiast. It really reminds me of conversations that I used to have in my living room when I was in college. Not a U2 guy, but I really loved Amy Lee's cover of With or Without You. Does that count, Jay? Seriously though, listen! You won't regret it.

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