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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.

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    • 4.9, 256 Ratings

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 166 - Dave Stewart

    Episode 166 - Dave Stewart

    Songwriter and producer Dave Stewart drops in to discuss the new Stewart/Lindsey album Amitié, his many classic hits with Annie Lennox in Eurythmics, and his storied career in music. Dave also reflects on his collaborations with Aretha Franklin, Shakespeares Sister, and the importance of distraction in the writing process.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 165 - Rufus Wainwright

    Episode 165 - Rufus Wainwright

    The great Rufus Wainwright returns to discuss his new album Unfollow The Rules, becoming part of the Laurel Canyon scene, and how his operas have informed his pop songcraft. Rufus was also the guest for episode 54 of this podcast.

    • 35 min
    Episode 164 - Laura Marling

    Episode 164 - Laura Marling

    Prolific singer-songwriter Laura Marling discusses the writing of her beautiful new album Song For Our Daughter, collaborating with Blake Mills, Ethan Johns and Mike Lindsay, and the influence of Paul McCartney's acoustic guitar ballads.

    • 40 min
    Episode 163 - Rina Sawayama

    Episode 163 - Rina Sawayama

    Singer-songwriter Rina Sawayama joins Simon and Brian for the first fully remote episode of the show in which she describes the collaborative songwriting process behind her stunning debut album SAWAYAMA, how she was influenced by the pop of the early 2000s, and the intensely personal process of writing about family.

    • 51 min
    Episode 162 - Kate Tempest

    Episode 162 - Kate Tempest

    Rapper, poet, novelist and playwright Kate Tempest talks about her creative process across a range of projects, detailing her approach to lyrics, prose, melody, structure and narrative. The double Mercury Music Prize nominee also reflects on her time working with legendary producer Rick Rubin, and her deep relationship with the city of London.

    • 55 min
    Bonus: Talking Prince

    Bonus: Talking Prince

    On the fourth anniversary of his passing, we’ve dug into the Sodajerker vault to find an unreleased bonus episode from a couple of years ago in which we sat down for an hour to talk about one of our all-time favourite artists - Prince! We couldn’t resist bookending it with a Prince-inspired jam we found along with the recording. Enjoy!

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
256 Ratings

256 Ratings

mountaindee ,

Great great podcast find!

I was searching for a great podcast that offered awesome conversation about songwriting. Score!

jack gauthier ,

How fun and informative can you get

I absolutely love these guys. I’ve been in the biz for 35 years and they share the joy I feel everyday about music What a gift this podcast is. Thanks guys

jerry arboretum ,

Wonderful podcast

These guys are great at getting popular artists to dig into their creative process. Sometimes it’s ghost writers, sometimes it’s legacy acts, sometimes it’s superstars. All sorts of genres, just great and interesting songwriters talking about how they do what they do. Amazing.

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