9 episodes

On the Song Confessional Podcast, today's top bands and songwriters turn anonymous stories into new original songs. Each episode features the "confession" that inspires the original song, the song premiere, and an interview with the songwriter. Song Confessional is hosted by Walker Lukens and Zac Catanzaro and is a collaboration with KUTX radio in Austin, Texas.

Song Confessional Walker Lukens, Zac Catanzaro

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On the Song Confessional Podcast, today's top bands and songwriters turn anonymous stories into new original songs. Each episode features the "confession" that inspires the original song, the song premiere, and an interview with the songwriter. Song Confessional is hosted by Walker Lukens and Zac Catanzaro and is a collaboration with KUTX radio in Austin, Texas.

    Don’t You Go Forgetting About Me Now – Har Mar Superstar

    Don’t You Go Forgetting About Me Now – Har Mar Superstar

    Episode 8 of the Song Confessional features the provocateur Har Mar Superstar, a multi-talented scantily-clad crooner who's toured with The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Lizzo and has written songs for J-Lo, Kelly Osbourne, among others. We'll hear the debut of Har Mar's "Don't You Go Forgetting About Me Now", the song inspired by a young women's confessional of a late night Valentine's Day encounter with a Magic Mike tribute show. Har Mar and Walker sit down to discuss strippers and hook up culture.

    • 40 min
    Lost My Head – Odessa

    Lost My Head – Odessa

    Episode 7 of Song Confessional features Odessa, a phenomenal singer-songwriter who's released two critically acclaimed records and played with the likes of Old Crow Medicine Show, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and Barefoot. This episode features "Lost My Head," a song from her latest album inspired by the confession of a young man losing his first love. Odessa and Walker talk about dying, break ups in their 20's, and a whole lot more.

    • 38 min
    Not As Clever as You Think – Minihorse

    Not As Clever as You Think – Minihorse

    Episode 6 features the Ypsilanti, Michigan-based, DIY bedroom pop outfit, Minihorse, and the world premiere of their new song, “Not As Clever as You Think”. You’ll hear a man confess to carrying on three relationships simultaneously—unbeknownst to any of the women. (Oh and he thinks he got a fourth woman pregnant.) You’ll also hear Minihorse’s lead singer, Ben Collins, and Walker discuss the creation of this send up, toxic masculinity in the music scene, and more.

    • 41 min
    Terrified – Sun June

    Terrified – Sun June

    Episode 5 features the Austin-based, ‘regret pop’ group, Sun June, and the world premiere of their new song “Terrified”. You’ll hear the confession that inspired it—a parent grappling with the unabiding fear that shadows deep love— and how Sun June works together to craft their ‘global cooling / Albuquerque prom’ serenades.

    • 42 min
    Who Did You Call? – Husky Loops

    Who Did You Call? – Husky Loops

    Episode 4 features the London-based, Italian born alt-rockers Husky Loops and the world premiere of their brand new song "Who Did You Call?". You'll hear the confession-a tale of friendship, mental illness, and violence-and how lead singer Danio Forni believes Europeans would respond if in a a similar situation. Lastly, Zac and Walker explain how they became friends with a sex worker in Wichita ...

    • 34 min
    It Was Always There – Vlad Holiday

    It Was Always There – Vlad Holiday

    Episode 3 of the Song Confessional is here! You'll hear one woman's confession about her mom's clandestine profession and the world premiere of the song it inspired, "It was Always There." Later, you'll learn all about the Romanian-born, Brooklyn based, lo-fi pop enthusiast, Vlad Holiday, and his boozy approach to producing. In case that wasn't enough, Zac and Walker have a lively discussion about marijuana and trauma afterward! 

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

kj0869 ,

Incredibly Open and Refreshing

Such a unique concept with creative and warm hosts. By creating an open and safe space, the hosts are able to bring out such raw and affecting experiences. It’s obvious they listen and process with their own lenses and contribute to stories by discussing how they relate to other’s stories. I look forward to every new episode. Highly recommended.

M Hatt ,

A must listen to podcast!

This podcast is a great collective that connects story tellers (confessors) with artists to create songs and provide social commentary on various topics. There is a good mix of fun and serious confessions that will make you laugh, cry, or cringe. I just finished episode 6, “not as clever as you think” and was blown away by the deep and honest conversation Walker has with the song writer. A must listen to podcast!

J. Ojeda ,

Great sounding songs

These songs sound great! I figured they would be put together quickly type songs but the audio quality is really good.

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