257. Eves Karydas on Sufjan Steves 'Carrie and Lowell' (2015)

Ahead of the release of her stunning album ‘summerskin’, returning champion Eves Karydas joins me to talk about her unique relationship to Sufjan Stevens’ ‘Carrie and Lowell’. We unpack the journey Eves took between her last visit to the podcast three years ago and how this album accompanied it - moving to the UK, taking time away from music, renewed inspiration and her evolving relationship with her own public persona. We discuss how she fell in love with ‘Carrie and Lowell’ before she knew what the songs were about, the strategic use of details in the lyrics, the importance of directness in emotional communication, the way Sufjan reinterpreted the songs live and more.   My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. Additional editing by Ellie Willoughby. If you've got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.

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