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With Tobias Jesso Jr

Mary Anne Hobbs is joined by Tobias Jesso Jr, who talks about the secret to writing a great ballad.

Mary Anne is joined by super talented, super lovely, super tall Canadian musician Tobias Jesso Jr, who talks about the secret to writing a great ballad.

Tobias' heartfelt debut album Goon was made during a particularly difficult period in his life, during which his mother was diagnosed with cancer, his American VISA expired, and his lovelife fell apart.

Mary Anne asks Tobias to deconstruct the balled. What is it about love songs? And how do you write a good one?

3 hours

Last on

Sat 15 Aug 2015 07:00

Music Played

  • Otis Redding

    Mr. Pitiful

    • Atlantic.
  • Roots Manuva

    One Thing

    • Big Dada.
  • Lou Reed

    I Love You, Suzanne

    • Global Television.
  • Idlewild

    Little Discourage

  • SOAK

    B A Nobody

    • Rough Trade.
  • The Specials

    Ghost Town

    • NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 1981 (VARIOUS).
    • Two-Tone.
    • 5.
  • Micachu & The Shapes

    Sad

    • Rough Trade.
  • The Slits

    Typical Girls

    • CUT.
    • Island.
  • Pulp

    I Spy

    • Island.
  • Alabama Shakes

    Shoegaze

    • Rough Trade.
  • Paul McCartney

    Coming Up

    • Parlophone.
  • Maribou State

    Midas (feat. Holly Walker)

    • Counter Records.
  • Cream

    Badge

    • Polydor.
  • Sunriser

    • Dr. Dre

      Genocide feat. Kendrick Lamar, Marsha Ambrosius and Candice Pillay (feat. Kendrick Lamar, Marsha Ambrosius & Candice Pillay)

      • Aftermath/Interscope Records.
  • Siouxsie and the Banshees

    Hong Kong Garden

    • Polydor.
  • Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

    Lock All The Doors

    • Sourmash.
  • Keel Her

    Typical World (Marc Riley Session 13.08.15)

    • White.
  • Pavement

    Stereo

    • Domino.
  • St. Vincent

    Prince Johnny

    • St Vincent.
    • Lorna Vista.
    • 001.
  • Georgia

    Nothing Solutions

    • Domino Recording Co.
  • Radiohead

    Bodysnatchers

    • CD SINGLE.
    • XL.
    • 1.
  • The Temptations

    Ain't Too Proud To Beg

    • Motown.
  • !!!

    Freedom! 15

    • Warp Records.
  • Stevie Wonder

    Superstition

    • Tamla.
  • The Libertines

    Gunga Din

    • Virgin / EMI.
  • Pixies

    Where Is My Mind

    • 4 A.D..
  • Leftfield

    Head And Shoulders

    • Infectious Music.
  • Nadine Shah

    Fool

    • R&S RECORDS.
  • James Brown

    Soul Power

    • Ace.
  • Jamie xx

    Stranger In A Room (feat. Oliver Sim)

    • Young Turks Recordings.
  • HAIM

    Don't Save Me

    • Polydor.
  • Tobias Jesso Jr.

    Can't Stop Thinking About You

  • 3 Minute Epiphany

    Tobias Jesso Jr: Deconstructing The Ballad

  • Adele

    Hometown Glory

  • Matthew Herbert

    Middle

    • Accidental Records.
  • Kate Bush

    Sat In Your Lap

    • EMI.
  • Elbow

    Lost Worker Bee

    • POLYDOR.
  • Aphex Twin

    Windowlicker

    • Warp Records.
  • Gengahr

    Fill My Gums With Blood

    • Transgressive.
  • Jack White

    I'm Shakin'

    • Blunderbuss.
    • THIRD MAN / XL RECORDINGS.
  • Madlib & Samuel T. Herring

    Trouble Knows Me

    • Rappcats.
  • Dilly Dally

    Desire

    • Partisan Records (US), Buzz Records (CAN).

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