Mike Ragogna: Landline: Conversations With Greg Laswell and Ben Kweller, Plus Good Old War's Exclusive and Nick Lowe's "Tokyo Bay"
The Silver Tongue - almost 5 years
A Conversation With Greg Laswell
Mike Ragogna: Greg, what was the creative process like for your new album Landline? Greg Laswell: Well this one was a little bit of a struggle, actually. I'm in a better place now than I was when I did my first two records, so I didn't want to make another record similar to my first, and I had to kind of wait around and wrestle with it a bit and try to figure out what kind of sound I was going to hang on this thing. The biggest thing that kind of set it in motion was the idea to have these female guests on it--Sia, Sara Bareilles, Ingrid Michaelson, and Elizabeth of Elizabeth and the Catapult. Once that idea came about, it kind of freed me up to make the record larger than just me, and make it something bigger than it would have been otherwise. MR: On "Come Back Down," you feature Sara Bareilles, and as you said, you have a number of female artists singing with you. How did you get them all? GL: Well, I'm friends with all of them, so t
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