Episode 015: Mid-Year Songs, Cowriting & More
We’re changing things up this week; instead of your regularly scheduled songwriter interview, I sat down with label owner, music blogger and band manager Zack Zarrillo to chat about our favorite songs of 2014 so far — along with some hot-button issues. We delve into the practice of cowriting, whether bands should be scorned for the practice and why the perception of the practice differs for different musical genres. We close things out with a discussion on bands whose lyrics are penned by someone other than the lead vocalist.
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Bleachers – “I Wanna Get Better”
The Hotelier – “Dendron”
Manchester Orchestra – “Cope”
Modern Baseball – “Your Graduation”
Twin Forks – “Plans”
Tigers Jaw – “Teen Rocket”
The Menzingers – “Nothing Feels Good Anymore”
The Gaslight Anthem – “Get Hurt”