On this special episode of Kyle Meredith With…, Kyle speaks with Jake Luppen of Hippo Campus, Chrissy Tashjian of Thin Lips, and The Bamboos’ Lance Ferguson to explore mental health in the musical process ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week.
In addition to discussing their new album, Bambi, Luppen dives into Hippo Campus’ different approach to songwriting and the emotional themes on their record, including his struggles with depression. Shortly after, Tashjian reflects on the Thin Lips’ recent album, Chosen Family, while Ferguson closes the episode out with a discussion around the Bamboos’ single “Broken”.
Kyle Meredith With… is an interview series in which WFPK’s Kyle Meredith speaks to a wide breadth of musicians. Each episode, Meredith digs deep into an 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. Check back Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for new episodes. Rate the series now via iTunes.