When a musician from a popular band releases a solo album, we always ask a singular question: do they have anything to say? In the case of ex-Wild Beasts frontman Hayden Thorpe, the answer is a resounding yes. On his debut solo album, Diviner, we find Thorpe truly embracing what it means to be a solo entity. Most of the songs are draped in the musical mysticism that only a piano can provide, while the lyrics showcase a man who’s in a deeply reflective state. On this episode of the podcast, Thorpe goes deep into that aspect of Diviner, reflecting on who he has become. Ken Grand-Pierre met with Thorpe in Brooklyn to discuss how this deeply personal record came to be.

"Making this album reminded me how we’re always changing as people."

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