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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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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 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
    Episode 161 - Huey Lewis

    Episode 161 - Huey Lewis

    The great Huey Lewis discusses the writing of his new album Weather, which was recorded prior to the singer losing his hearing to Ménière's disease in 2018. In addition to telling the stories behind hits like 'The Heart of Rock and Roll', 'Bad Is Bad', 'Hip To Be Square' and 'Small World', Huey also details his collaborations with mentors like Nick Lowe and Mutt Lange, and his work on the songs 'Power Of Love' and 'Back In Time' from the classic movie Back To The Future.

    • 51 min
    Episode 160 - KT Tunstall (Live)

    Episode 160 - KT Tunstall (Live)

    The wonderful KT Tunstall joins us at The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire for a live conversation as part of the launch of the Songwriting Studies Research Network. During the chat, KT takes to the guitar and the piano to demonstrate her creative process on songs like 'Black Horse and the Cherry Tree', 'Suddenly I See' and recent work from albums like KIN and WAX. Note: KT was also the guest for episode 61 of this podcast.

    • 48 min
    Episode 159 - Tom Bailey

    Episode 159 - Tom Bailey

    Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey describes the creative process behind enduring songs like 'In The Name Of Love', 'Love On Your Side', 'If You Were Here' and 'Hold Me Now'. During the conversation, Tom also gives detailed insights into the songwriting behind his 2018 solo album Science Fiction, and explains why it's important to maintain the distinctive aspects of your sound.

    • 47 min
    Episode 158 - Richard Marx

    Episode 158 - Richard Marx

    Singer-songwriter Richard Marx talks about the writing of his new album Limitless and the creative process behind hits like 'Right Here Waiting' and 'Hazard'. During the conversation, Richard also reveals the musical bonds that connect his family and shares stories about his collaborations with artists like Keith Urban on 'Long Hot Summer' and the late, great Luther Vandross on the Grammy-winning 'Dance With My Father'.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
249 Ratings

249 Ratings

atomic pop! ,

fantastic interview

tho i wish you had touched on the Babble stuff as well. and the back half of T’Twins catalog like Big Trash and Queer. great songwriting on those albums.

Orin NJ ,

Well done

Great interviews with great artists e.g. Tom Bailey

robert9861 ,

Brilliant In Every Way

I, and you, will never encounter a more brilliant podcast about the music we love, than that offered by the two most witty, erudite interlocutors in the history of the modern world.
Simply brilliant at every turn.
I hope these guys never stop!

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