Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien sits down with Kyle Meredith to discuss his debut solo LP, Earth. Topics include working with producer Flood, taking inspiration from Foals’ Holy Fire, his love of gospel and soul, and dueting with Laura Marling. Within the record, O’Brien talks about the darkness of our environmental, political, and technological times, the importance of balancing that with light, and how a trip to Brazil was able to show him both sides.
Kyle Meredith With… is an interview series in which WFPK’s Kyle Meredith speaks to a wide breadth of musicians. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, Meredith digs deep into the 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.