New York City is a place where you can connect with people you admire. Take this episode for example, back in March, Ken Grand-Pierre heard an album by a musician from Iceland named Jófríður Ákadóttir (aka JFDR) and fast-forward to October and he’s spontaneously talking to her about said album. The album is named Brazil, and features abstract pop songs, that both soothe and challenge the listener.

For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to JFDR about the beginning, how the last Pascal Pinon album inspired JFDR, being challenged in new ways by Shahzad, and the present and future of JFDR. Check out their conversation below.

“The beginning of making a record is always very abstract.”

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