Circa Waves frontman Kieran Shudall speaks with Kyle Meredith about Sad Happy. The Liverpool-based singer-songwriter dives into the quick turnaround, his writing process, and how he sees this LP as a set to find out who the band really is after blasting off just a few years ago. Themes of class divide work their way into the music as the band becomes more politically vocal, siding with Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party in the recent UK election and comparing his platform to that of Bernie Sanders in the US. Shudall also weighs in on being a new parent, striving for more artistic choices over more safer sounds, taking inspiration from The Weeknd, and what to expect from the band’s upcoming Circa Fest.
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Kyle Meredith With… is an interview series in which WFPK’s Kyle Meredith speaks to a wide breadth of musicians. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, Meredith digs deep into the 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.