Skip to Content

The Wonders of Songwriting, Pt. Three (feat. Carly Rae Jepsen)

Carly Rae Jepsen is a writer’s writer. “I am very excited about the idea of writing it in all directions,” Carly says — and for the making of her latest album, The Loneliest Time, that meant writing literally hundreds of songs. On this episode of Object of Sound, Hanif and Carly Rae Jepsen talk about the unique collaborative process that went into narrowing that collection of songs down to the thirteen tracks on the album. Carly opens up about the challenges and opportunities of songwriting during the pandemic, and her drive to keep challenging the idea of what a pop song can be. Inspired by Carly’s recent experience at a James Taylor concert, Hanif closes the episode with a playlist of great songs to cry to. / Music In This Week’s Episode: / Surrender My Heart-Carly Rae Jepsen Northern Sky-Nick Drake Someday We’ll All Be Free-Donny Hathaway The Very Thought of You-Nat King Cole I Don’t Smoke-Mitski When The Sun Hits-Slowdive Good Goodbye-Lianne La Havas Long Ride Home-Patti Griffin

Listen to This Show