The Second Muse
By Rabbit Room Podcast Network
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A great song is most often the result not of instantaneous inspiration, but of a long obedience to the call of the song. This podcast explores artists' and producers' confrontations with the "Second Muse," the muse of effort rather than of inspiration, and takes a good hard look at how they’ve chosen to contend with her.
||Clean“Mercy” (Andrew Osenga)||In this episode, Drew Miller interviews Andrew Osenga about his song, “Mercy.”||12/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean“Drink It Down” (The Orchardist)||In this episode, Drew is joined by his bandmate Janie Townsend and engineer Evan Redwine to discuss the making of The Orchardist’s album People, People—specifically the song “Drink It Down.”||12/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean“Tomorrow Morning” (Wild Harbors)||Drew is joined by Wild Harbors (Chris and Jenna Badeker) and Andrew Osenga to discuss their song, “Tomorrow Morning.”||11/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean“The Fiddler” (Son of Laughter & Ben Shive)||Drew is joined by Chris Slaten (stage name: Son of Laughter) and his producer, Ben Shive, to discuss Slaten’s song, “The Fiddler.”||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean“Explaining Jesus” (Jordy Searcy & Lucas Morton)||Singer-songwriter Jordy Searcy and producer Lucas Morton discuss the evolution of Jordy’s song, “Explaining Jesus.”||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean“Maybe Next Year” (Andrew Peterson & Ben Shive)||We discuss the storied evolution of Andrew Peterson’s “Maybe Next Year” from the album Resurrection Letters, Vol. 1.||9/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Great Insight into Song Craft
This podcast is only one episode in, so this may just be commentary on that episode. But this is rich stuff. It’s refreshing to hear how a song is crafted, how the artist wrestles with obstacles to it, finding that the struggle makes the song even better while still keeping the heart of it. I think this a great concept for a podcast. Looking forward to this series!