The Magnetic Fields’ Stephin Merritt is the guest on the new Talkhouse podcast series Listening. On the show, curated by Elia Einhorn, artists are invited to share their perspective on how they listen to the world and how that informs the music they make. They also create a new composition for the episode and discuss the creative process behind it. “Witty, guarded, cynical, loving, heartsick, and tender—this is Stephin Merritt, or at least what we hear in the songs he pens for his acclaimed band The Magnetic Fields,” says Einhorn. You can hear their conversation and the song Merritt wrote for the show, “A Walk in the Park, Alone, in the Dark,” via Spotify and Apple Podcasts below.
The Magnetic Fields kick off the next leg of their UK and European tour, featuring songs from their latest album, Quickies, and throughout their career at Eventim Apollo in London next Wednesday, August 31. The tour continues with shows in Leeds, Bristol, Dorset, Glasgow, Dublin, Cork, Lisbon, Amsterdam, Paris, Frankfurt, Berlin, Hamburg, and Copenhagen. You can find the details and links below; for all the latest, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.
THE MAGNETIC FIELDS ON TOUR