Project Song Video documentaries of songwriters rising to the challenge of writing and recording a song in 48 hours.
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Moby: One Song, Two Days, Three Versions

Project Song challenges musicians to write and record a song in just two days — and we shoot video of the whole process. Watch Moby and collaborator Kelli Scarr write and record "Gone to Sleep."

Chris Walla And J. Robbins Create 'Mercury'

Project Song participants only have two days to write and record a song, but it was even harder for Death Cab for Cutie's Chris Walla and Jawbox's J. Robbins: They'd never even met before.

Nellie McKay Reveals 'Cavendish'

Witty singer-songwriter Nellie McKay had three days to write and record a song. The end result is an intricate three-part tune named after a London hotel.

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Stephin Merritt: Two Days, 'A Million Faces'

From a group of six photos and six words, Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt picked "1974" — and an image of a man wearing a suit covered with dolls. Two days later, the song they inspired was finished.

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Georgie James Builds 'Monument' In Two Days

The duo makes smart, infectious pop with tight harmonies and jangling guitars. It's an upbeat and innocent sound, heard most recently on Places. Georgie James visits NPR's Studio 4A for Project Song.