Jain performs in The Current studio

Jain visits The Current
Jain visits The Current (Will Keeler for MPR)
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  • Jain - Makeba (Live at The Current) 04:01
  • Jain - Inspecta (Live at The Current) 03:31
  • Jain - Alright (Live at The Current) 04:21

Last time Jain visited The Current's studio, she was about to embark on a big U.S. tour. A year and a half later, she's in the thick of her second one. That's just how fast her world turns. We're grateful, then, that she made time to return to The Current, performing three songs in the studio and sharing conversation with Mac Wilson.

During the session, she returns to "Makeba," an old favorite, and works through new Souldier cuts "Inspecta" and "Alright." "Music makes you travel around the world," she says, and she proves herself right with the wonky samples and Afrobeat hallmarks throughout the tunes.

Between songs, Jain and Mac Wilson talk about the value of curiosity, which genre she's been steeped in for the last couple years, and '80s cartoon franchise Inspector Gadget. Use the audio player above to listen to the complete in-studio session.

Songs Performed


"Makeba"
"Inspecta"
"Alright"

"Alright" and "Inspecta" are off Jain's 2018 album Souldier, available via Spookland. "Makeba" is from her 2016 album Zanaka, also available via Spookland.

Hosted by Mac Wilson
Produced by Lindsay Kimball
Engineered by Michael DeMark
Visuals by Will Keeler
Web feature by Cecilia Johnson

External Links

Jain - official site
Jain - Facebook
Jain - Twitter

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    Jain visits The Current (Will Keeler for MPR)

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