On today’s Kyle Meredith With…, Kyle speaks with Ingrid Michaelson about the release of her very first Christmas album, Songs for the Season, and how the nostalgia that colored her approach to it ties back to her experiences with Christmas as a child. She also describes imitating the techniques of how things were done in the ’50s, the challenges implicit in making any Christmas album, and why she chose to include a sad original song. She also talks about how Stranger Things influenced her new album.
Kyle Meredith With… is an interview series in which WFPK’s Kyle Meredith speaks to a wide breadth of musicians. Each episode, Meredith digs deep into an artist’s work to find out how the music is made and where their journey is going, from legendary artists like Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, U2 and Bryan Ferry, to the newer class of The National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, Haim, and Father John Misty. Check back Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for new episodes. Rate the series now via iTunes.