What do R&B, folk, pop rock and singer-songwriter music all have in common? Probably a lot of things when you think about it, but most importantly, their stylistic elements can be heard throughout the creative and slightly undefined world of bedroom pop. While some might define this term as more of a philosophy than a genre, there are some distinct sounds and musical ideas that many bedroom pop artists have in common, regardless of how obvious their stylistic overlap is. In this episode, you’ll hear interviews with four musicians – Liam Olsson (aka Lee Sugar), Nick Griffith, AJ Stanton and Chevaunne Keleher (aka Chev Person) – as host Matt Forbes attempts to prove the existence of bedroom pop’s sonic identity.
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Inspections of a Sound is a music analysis podcast that takes specific genres and dissects the auditory elements (e.g., instrumentation, production elements, style of singing) that have become staples of that style. In doing so, it presents a case for the importance of musical genre in a time where it may seem obsolete, given how increasingly blurred the lines between styles have become. Additionally, it attempts to highlight the work of up-and-coming artists, and provide them with a platform to discuss their creative process.