Poet J. Ivy is a nominee for the Grammys' Best Spoken Word Poetry Album award — a new category he helped create, after petitioning the Recording Academy.
Omar Apollo has been nominated for Best New Artist at the Grammys, an accolade that usually takes artists years to achieve. But not for Apollo.
Already a quiet influence on the hyperpop scene, fame, relationships, stimulants and screens collide in brakence's "realer-than-real" sound.
Watch Lara Downes' conversation with the 23-year-old, Grammy-nominated sensation about balancing the demands of a surging career and the women artists who paved the way.
"Reckless Son" is a one-man show by singer/songwriter Matt Butler inspired by the convicts he's met while touring American prisons and jails.
The composer has been lauded for decades over his deeply affective music; director Alejandro González Iñárritu, composer Hildur Guðnadóttir and more join us to explain why.
The composer of Breaking the Waves speaks candidly about equity in her field, the importance of role models and the unglamorous side of writing music every day.
On White Trash Revelry, Adeem worked to understand their white, Southern, working-class, pansexual, nonbinary country songwriting identity — and they have some pretty great jokes about it.
The Chicago band pulls from a mix of Latin influences to create their unique take on psychedelic rock.
The duo have a new album, I Love a Love Song. In 2020, Rachael & Vilray spoke to Fresh Air and played songs from their self-titled debut album, which drew on the music of the '30s and '40s.
The Nashville singer-songwriter tells the story of the mind-altering trip that set the stage for her latest album, and changed her life.
Oliver Sim, the bass guitarist and vocalist for The xx talks about making "Hideous Bastard," his striking debut solo record.
The band took a new approach to songwriting on their 10th studio album.
In this session, Pavement percussionist and multi-instrumentalist Bob Nastanovich talks about the band's enduring legacy and discovery by younger fans.
It's "a very sensual instrument," the parody artists insists. A new over-the-top "biopic" tells the story of Yankovic's life — sort of. Originally broadcast Nov. 16, 2022.