Sparks lead singer Russel Mael gives Kyle Meredith a shout to discuss the band’s new record, A Steady Drip Drip Drip. The two dig into how some of the songs have already found new relevance during the current pandemic, how one song in particular speaks to an older classic regarding climate change, and the band’s excellent use of swearing. Mael also gives the scoop on Annette, an upcoming musical starring Adam Driver that the band wrote, as well as a documentary on their history filmed and produced by Edgar Wright.
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.