Have you ever listened to a song and wondered how it really came together?
Hrishikesh Hirway is a Los Angeles-based musician and producer of the podcast, Song Exploder. He invites artists to takes a song apart piece-by-piece and then talk about how they put it all together.
Adapted for The Frame, Hirway recently chatted with singer-songwriter Stephin Merritt of the band The Magnetic Fields about the song, "Andrew in Drag." Among other revelations, Merritt reveals that he can't remember writing the song at all — he blacked out at a bar and woke up with a song in his notebook.