News and Interviews

Interview: Low's Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker on 'Hey What'


Speaking on the band's goal to always expand their creative range, Low's Alan Sparhawk made sure to credit producer BJ Burton, "He's very interested in finding the outer reaches of the sonic possibilities and we're interested in finding the outer reaches of what a song and singing and sound can be."

Interview: Ani DiFranco on 'Revolutionary Love'


Ani DiFranco joins Jill Riley from The Current to talk about the making of her new record, 'Revolutionary Love,' as well as her recent memoir 'No Walls and the Recurring Dream'.

Interview: Leon Bridges on 'Gold-Diggers Sound'


Leon Bridges returns with his third studio release, 'Gold-Diggers Sound,' whose name comes from the East Hollywood studio in which it was recorded. The Current's Mac Wilson had the chance to catch up with Bridges in an interview about writing the new record, some of his recent collaborations with fellow Texans Khruangbin, and the Australian electronic group The Avalanches.

Billie Eilish can't wait to see the future


With lyrics poking at the ways young women are scrutinized and exploited, Happier than Ever finds Eilish in some dark corners -- but the pop supernova tells NPR she's got lots to feel hopeful about.

Interview: Paisley Park's Executive Director Alan Seiffert


Jill Riley connects with the Executive Director of Paisley Park, Alan Seiffert on the fifth anniversary of Prince's passing. The two discuss Paisley Park's plans for remembering Prince today, and how they'll be celebrating his legacy with fans.