This Song Musician, composer and radio host Elizabeth McQueen wants to hear about transformational songs. In conversations and interviews with fellow musicians and artists, McQueen talks with them about life-changing songs, inspiration, creativity and so much more.

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Musician, composer and radio host Elizabeth McQueen wants to hear about transformational songs. In conversations and interviews with fellow musicians and artists, McQueen talks with them about life-changing songs, inspiration, creativity and so much more.More from This Song »

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This Song: Sondre Lerche

Norwegian singer and songwriter Sondre Lerche explores why listening to Fiona Apple's "I Know" as a teenager brought him to tears and explains how the that song has influenced his work throughout his career. Lerche is releasing his latest record, Solo Pleasure, on Valentines Day! The record is an acoustic reworking of his 2017 synth pop gym Pleasure. Listen to the new record here! Listen to songs from this episode of This Song

Portugal. The Man

John Gourley and Eric Howk from the band Portugal the Man explain how "I'm Only Sleeping" by the Beatles along with the Woodstock documentary and soundtrack changed the way they saw music and inspired the making of their latest record Woodstock. Subscribe via the Podcasts App, iTunes or Stitcher to get the new episodes of This Song delivered to you as soon as they come out. Check out Portugal the Man's Tour Dates Listen to Songs from Episode 117 of This Song

This Song — Daniele Luppi

Composer, producer and songwriter Daniele Luppi just released his second record Milano. In it he explores his teenage experiences in 1980's Milan. Listen as he describes the impact that The Buggles MTV hit "Video Killed the Radio Star" had on him as a kid and explains why Parquet Courts and Karen O were the perfect collaborators for his new project. Subscribe via the Podcasts App, iTunes or Stitcher to get the new episodes of This Song delivered to you as soon as they come out. Listen to Milano Watch the Video for Pretty Prizes Listen to Karen O's new song "Yo! My Saint" produced by Daniele Luppi Watch the Video for "Video Killed the Radio Star" Listen to Songs from Episode 116 of This Song

This Song: Milky Chance

German indie folk group Milky Chance released their second record Blossom in March 2017. Listen as DJ/ producer Philipp Dausch and singer/guitarist Clemens Rehbein explain how Red Hot Chili Pepper guitarist John Frusciante's "A Name" and the unreleased Bob Marley demo "Rumors" helped them clarify how direct and raw they wanted their own music to be. Check out Milky Chance's Tour Dates Listen to Milky Chance perform "Ego" backstage at ACLfest Listen to Bob Marley's unreleased demo "Rumors." Subscribe via the Podcasts App, iTunes or Stitcher to get the new episodes of This Song delivered to you as soon as they come out. Listen to Songs from Episode 120 of This Song

This Song: Raging Fyah

Jamaica's Raging Fyah plays reggae music that is as rooted in tradition as it is in positivity. Listen as keyboardist Demar Gayle describes how Bob Marley's "One Love" changed his life, and explains why it took traveling to a different continent and experiencing race based hate for the first time to actually understand the lyrics of the song. Subscribe via the Podcasts App, iTunes or Stitcher to get the new episodes of This Song delivered to you as soon as they come out. Check out Raging Fyah's Tour dates Watch Raging Fyah backstage performance of "Jah Glory" backstage at ACLfest on VuHaus Listen to Songs This Episode of This Song

This Song : Lukas Nelson

Singer songwriter Lukas Nelson, along with his band Promise of the Real, released their their 4th eponymously titled record last year, followed by a collaboration with Neil Young called The Visitor. Listen as he describes how Neil Young's album Tonight's the Night inspired him to pursue a career in music, and how it has helped him live his bliss. Subscribe via the Podcasts App, iTunes or Stitcher to get the new episodes of This Song delivered to you as soon as they come out. Check out Lukas Nelson's Tour Dates Listen to Lukas Nelson's backstage performance of "Forget about Georgia" Listen to Songs This Episode of This Song

Blitzen Trapper — Rerun!

Portland rockers Blitzen Trapper just released a new record called Wild and Reckless. They're also headlining the first show in KUTX's 5th Birthday Concert Series at Antones on February 22nd. In this rerun singer, songwriter and guitar player Eric Early describes how the darker realms of R.E.M.'s music inspired him as a teenager. Then drummer Brian Koch explains how his high school peers led him to realize he too could play music. Subscribe via the Podcasts App, iTunes or Stitcher to get the new episodes of This Song delivered to you as soon as they come out. Buy tickets to see Blitzen Trapper February 22nd at Antones Check out Blitzen Trapper's tour dates

Benjamin Wallfisch (Blade Runner 2049, IT)

Composer and Conductor Benjamin Wallfisch has scored music for over 60 feature films including Hidden Figures and the remake of Steven King's IT. He also collaborated with Hans Zimmer on the soundtrack for Blade Runner 2049. Listen as he describes how John William's score for E.T. set him on the path to making music for movies. Subscribe via the Podcasts App, iTunes or Stitcher to get the new episodes of This Song delivered to you as soon as they come out. Listen to Songs from Episode 111 of This Song

Yoke Lore

It's the Hanukkah edition of This Song! Adrian Galvin, aka Yoke Lore, plays his own brand of blissed out folk pop. Listen as he explores how singing "In the Window" with his family as a child during Hanukkah opened his eyes to the deeply connective possibilities of music. And you'll definitely want to hear his theory about music and magic. Subscribe via the Podcasts App, iTunes or Stitcher to get the new episodes of This Song delivered to you as soon as they come out. Check out Yoke Lore's tour dates Check out Yoke Lore's Studio 1A performance Listen to Songs from Episode 110 of This Song

Walker Lukens

This year, Austin's Walker Lukens released his second album Tell It To The Judge, produced by Spoon's Jim Eno. It's a hook-laden mix of pop, rock, electronic, and obtuse lyrics, music that you can emotionally understand without necessarily literally understanding. Listen as Lukens describes how Fleetwood Mac's "Sara" works in a similar way for him, and hear how it's gotten him through some tough times. Subscribe via the Podcasts App, iTunes or Stitcher to get the new episodes of This Song delivered to you as soon as they come out. Listen to Walker Lukens new record Tell it to the Judge Kelcey Ayer of Local Natives also chose to talk about Sara for the podcast. Check out that episode. Listen to Songs from Episode 109 of This Song

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