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There’s something so special about Lo-ghost, which is why I’m incredibly excited about this podcast series.
In each episode, Shannon Devy and Evan Strauss take apart one of the songs from their upcoming album, discussing some of the technical and musical elements of the production, engineering and performance, as well as the themes and experiences that shaped the writing.
At the end of each episode, you’ll hear a sneaky preview of the song.
Shannon Devy explained the duo’s DIY approach and work ethic on their upcoming album saying, “When we started planning this album six months ago, the idea was to do the entire thing ourselves, including the production, the mixing and the engineering. Whatever we didn’t know, we would have to learn as we went along. And that is, to a large extent (with some crucial help from our incredible friends), exactly what we did. We lost sleep. We learned a lot, and we put together an album we’re really proud of.”
“The idea behind the podcast series was to share the process a bit, highlighting some of the things we found interesting along the way,” Devy continues and I couldn’t agree more. It’s a brilliant way to dissect their multifaceted songs, many of which tell personal stories that are so relevant to so many people.
“Talking about these issues is important to us – they’re conversations we wish were happening more in the public sphere. Throughout the series, we talk honestly about things like depression, grief, internalised homophobia, loss and heartbreak. In a way, it served as a bit of a debrief for the two of us,” Devy confesses and so, these podcasts become a somewhat cathartic experience for the duo as they bravely share their experiences.
“Making this album required spending a lot of time feeling and re-feeling things that hurt us. Sometimes, it can be difficult to spend so much time in that space. Speaking these hurts to one another helps us gain incremental grips of control over them, in some small way, and hopefully it can contribute positively somewhere, to someone, if only to make them feel less alone, or to help normalise issues that are stigmatized. It’s not all doom and gloom, though. Hanging out, drinking coffee and geeking out over music together is basically our favourite thing to do anyway, so making this series was a lot of fun.”
Listen to the first podcast below and to keep up to date with their release schedule check out their website.