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.

Kelela is a singer and songwriter based in Los Angeles. In 2015, she released Hallucinogen, and landed on best-of lists in New York Times, Washington Post, and Pitchfork. In this episode, Kelela takes apart her song “Rewind,” which was in part inspired by a trip she took to Brazil and the connection between her friend and a girl they briefly met there. To make the track, she worked with five different producers, picking and choosing each for what they could best contribute to her overall vision for the song. This interview was recorded live in San Francisco at Fusion’s Real Future Fair.


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