The Beta Band’s Steve Mason on the Evolving Music Industry

He also explains the politics behind songs like “America Is Your Boyfriend”

Kyle Meredith With Steve Mason

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On today’s Kyle Meredith With…, Steve Mason, formerly lead singer of The Beta Band, discusses his latest solo record, About the Light, and why it may be his most positive record to date. Mason also discusses the influences of American 1960s soul, gospel, and pop radio on his recent sound, and the reissues that The Beta Band worked on last year. This prompts an even deeper discussion on the differences in the music industry from the late ’90s to now.

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.


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