By K.M. MCFARLAND
September 22, 2016
On the Song Exploder PODCAST, HOST Hrishikesh Hirway talks to musicians who take apart their songs and, piece by piece, tell the stories of how they were made. Listen below.
In 2006, Swedish trio Peter Bjorn and John released their third album, Writer’s Block. For months and months after that, it felt like you couldn’t go anywhere without hearing the first single from that album, “Young Folks.” It was on top 10 lists for Song of the Year in places like Pitchfork and NME. It has been covered by James Blunt, and remixed by Kanye West, along with countless other versions out there. Now, a decade later, Peter Bjorn and John break down the song, tell how it came together, and how it almost didn’t happen at all.