Kyle Meredith sits down with Young the Giant frontman Sameer Gadhia to discuss their new record, Mirror Master. Gadhia not only talks about the loneliness and complexity of the selfie era, but also the “romanticism of the universe” and the quest to understand the world around us through interests like quantum physics. The singer discusses subverting the norms of today’s music with honesty that “naturally weeds out” overproduced rock and how the genre needs a fire lit under it to make real change for the better.
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.