Instant Love Podcast
By Instant Records, Inc. / The Orchard
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Go behind the scenes of our love songs between women. The Instant Love Podcast takes you into production of the innovative collection of classic love songs sung women to woman for the first time. Instant Love celebrates mothers, daughters, sisters, friends, lovers, and everything in-between, celebrating women and exploring all shades of love through music. The podcast is hosted by music industry legend Richard Gottehrer and his copilot Allison Zatarain, with many special guests. It features music Van Morrison, Leonard Cohen, and Ryan Adams an recordings reimagined by Irma Thomas, Holly Miranda, and Nicole Atkins, to name a few. "It is about the wonderful impracticality of unconditional love — wherever, whenever and with whomever." - NPR "A global sisterhood project" - Billboard The Instant Love Podcast is produced by Instant Records, a record label originally founded in the 1970’s by legendary producer, songwriter and record executive Richard Gottehrer. The label borrows its name from Gottehrer’s original production company where he produced artists including Blondie, The Go-Go’s, Richard Hell and many others. Gottehrer revitalized the label in 2013 as part of The Orchard with releases including Dion, Au Revoir Simone, Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas, Fallulah, Dion, and Pale Honey.
||Clean“Colours” w/ Erika Spring!||“Mellow is the feeling that I get when I see her.” Richard Gottehrer and Allison Zatarain bring you a heartfelt version of the Donovan classic “Colours.” Hear both versions and how the track brought out singer Erika Spring’s (Au Revoir Simone) inner “flower child,” self-love, and the peace she feels with her young child. Resident musicologist Richard Barone sings the Scottish folk song to Richard G. that inspired Donovan’s lyrics. Allison and Rebecca Morehiser visualize a vibe inspired by the first morning rays of the sun. Engineer Alonzo explains how boom bap drums took the track from mellow to anthemic in the Orchard Studio.||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean“You Really Got Me” w/ Cavale!||“Girl, you really got me going.” Richard Gottehrer and Allison Zatarain have the British Invasion in their veins as they play the Cavale recording of “You Really Got Me” as well as the original by The Kinks. Singer Cavale talks about her electronic pop transformation that “hits so much harder” when she sings the song from a woman, to a woman. Resident musicologist Richard Barone tells Richard G. a surprising story about how the iconic riff in the song was born. Alison and Rebecca Morehiser ponder the art of curly bangs. Engineer Alonzo remembers mixing and matching vocals to a kinetic beat in the Orchard Studio.||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean“Crazy Love” w/ Irma Thomas!||“She gave me love, love, love, love, crazy love.” Richard Gottehrer and Allison Zatarain go deep into “Crazy Love,” written by Van Morrison and re-interpreted by New Orleans icon Irma Thomas. Here both tracks, learn why Irma chose the song, and join Allison and producer Eric Heigle in conversation about the recording, arrangement, and choice of musicians from his New Orleans studio. Resident musicologist Richard Barone sits with Richard G to discuss song origin and to contemplate the impact of keeping the gender intact when a woman sings a male-driven song. Allison and Rebecca Morehiser muse about the “lady on the cover.” Engineer Alonzo Vargas is in the mix about adding pianist Davelle Williams to the track in the Orchard Studio.||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPilot||Meet industry legend Richard Gottehrer and his copilot Allison Zatarain, co-hosts of the new music podcast series that’s all about “Instant Love,” an innovative collection of classic love songs sung between women for the first time. Other series regulars include: Richard Barone (The Bongos), Rebecca Morehiser (Producer and Instant Love illustrator), and Alonzo Vargas (Engineer, The Orchard Studios). Listen for a sneak preview of the music and conversation in upcoming episodes with Irma Thomas, Holly Miranda, Nicole Atkins, and more!||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|