Howard Jones on Society’s Relationship With Technology

The synthpop legend also revisits the anniversaries for 1989's Cross That Line, 1994's Working in the Backroom, and 2009's Ordinary Heroes

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Synth-pop pioneer Howard Jones chats with Kyle Meredith about his latest album Transform, the second in a four-part series about the world’s relationship with technology following 2015’s Engage. Elsewhere, Kyle and Howard reflect on the anniversaries for three of Jones’ albums — 1989’s Cross That Line, 1994’s Working in the Backroom, and 2009’s Ordinary Heroes — and what he took away from each of those releases.

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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