Belfast-born Melbourne-based songwriter and producer Andy White has a new podcast series based around the writing and recording of 'AT', the album he released with Tim Finn earlier this year.
As in the first series, when he went track by track with latest solo album ‘This garden is only temporary’, Andy looks at a song a week to show how layers of lyrics and music work together, ideas appear, and surprises are welcomed.
In both series, Andy plays excerpts from the master tapes and discusses process, influences and inspirations. Each episode ends with a different version of the song from the one you'll find on the released recording.
If the underlying theme of Series 1 was "How to make an album", Series 2 is "How to co-write an album". There are even more ways to write songs or record when two people are involved. And if you are old friends and bandmates, you don't need to be in the same room together.
"If you want to express something but don't know how to express it—tell the truth. This is powerful."