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LUMP--the collaborative project between Laura Marling and Tunng's Mike Lindsay--join The Current to play songs from their sophomore record, Animal. The duo catch up with The Current's Jill Riley about how they came together, the freedoms of exploring a new sound in this project, and the 8 foot tall tulle puppet Laura's been working on.
Shungudzo joins Mary Lucia in conversation about the ways poetry are intertwined with her songwriting, her experiences as a child moving from Zimbabwe to the US, and what she's got planned for the fall. Plus, watch performances of tracks from her new record, 'I'm not a mother, but I have children'.
Yola plays songs from her upcoming record, 'Stand For Myself' coming out July 30 on Easy Eye Sound . Plus, she catches up with The Current's Jill Riley about playing Sister Rosetta Tharpe in the upcoming Baz Luhrmann film 'Elvis,' and how her childhood musical influences came through on the new record.
Dylan Cartlidge plays songs from his debut record, 'Hope Above Adversity,' in a virtual session. Plus, Dylan catches up with Mary Lucia about recording in his laundry room, and finding an escape through music.