Alex G brings indescribable feelings to life on 'God Save the Animals' : World Cafe : World Cafe Words and Music Podcast For his ninth album, the Philadelphia artist branched out and enlisted the help of different studios and engineers for the first time.

Alex G brings indescribable feelings to life on 'God Save the Animals'

Alex G on World Cafe

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Set List

  • "Runner"
  • "Mission"
  • "Hope"
  • "Miracles"

Have you ever had an "indescribable feeling?" An emotion or a sensation that washes over you but that you can't quite put into words? Those feelings are what Alex G tries to capture with his music.

For most of his career, he's made that music pretty much all alone, on his computer in Philadelphia, becoming a lo-fi indie cult favorite. For his ninth album, God Save the Animals, Alex G branched out and enlisted the help of several different studios and engineers for the first time.

Today, Alex G joins the World Cafe to talk about why he wanted to work with others, about how he writes and about some of the record's surprising influences like Gillian Welch and Moby.

Episode Playlist