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Song Exploder: Stephin Merritt of Magnetic Fields breaks down 'Andrew in Drag'




Stephin Merritt, singer-songwriter and member of the band Magnetic Fields. He joined Hrishikesh Hirway of the podcast Song Exploder to talk about the song,
Stephin Merritt, singer-songwriter and member of the band Magnetic Fields. He joined Hrishikesh Hirway of the podcast Song Exploder to talk about the song, "Andrew in Drag."
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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.



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