Band of Horses released their 5th album in June 2016. In this episode, the band’s frontman, Ben Bridwell breaks down the song Solemn Oath, and how in the process of writing it, he confronted writer’s block, and balancing his life in the band and at home as a husband and father.

Direct download: SongExploder79-BandOfHorses.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:03am PDT

Grimes is the project of Claire Boucher. In 2015, she released Art Angels, her 4th  album. In this episode, she breaks down her song Kill V. Maim, her feelings about singing, and how the experience of writing songs for other artists opened up the way she writes for herself.

Direct download: SongExploder78-Grimes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:49am PDT

Andrew Bird is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, maybe known best for his violin playing and his whistling. In this episode, Andrew breaks down his song Roma Fade, from the 2016 album Are You Serious?

Direct download: SongExploder77-AndrewBird.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:44am PDT

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