Apr 13, 2016
ACM-winning, back-to-back-#1-hit-making country-pop singer/songwriter Kelsea Ballerini joins me backstage at CMC Rocks QLD to experience her first glass of Australian whiskey, and to talk about her favourite album of the moment, Troye Sivan’s debut LP “Blue Neighbourhood”.
She talks about the expectations of a debut album, being a young artist and loving the work of someone younger, not losing her ability to “fan out” and the specificity of Troye’s writing.
Plus, she reveals why ‘Sirens’ was the black sheep of her album, why she drinks but doesn’t write drinking songs, playing bars before she was old enough to get in them, the responsibilities of being a role model, getting recognised off stage in Nashville, writing for album #2 and why some people want to tear down Taylor Swift.
My Favorite Album is a podcast unpacking the
great works of pop music. Each episode features a different
songwriter or musician discussing their favorite album of all time
- their history with it, the making of the album, individual songs
and the album’s influence on their own music.
Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist and photographer from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the music industry since 2007. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins, in addition to many commercials and music videos.
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