This is a talk that originally went up as a written piece but was the general inspiration for our podcast series. Lisa Hannigan is a fiercely talented musician from Dublin who’s carved out a beautiful career. Her songs usually cause listeners to reflect on Hannigan’s powerful voice, and yet with this talk, you’ll find yourself experiencing a Lisa Hannigan full of laughter. It’s that essence of booming joy that sparked the desire for this series: showcasing musicians in their relaxed states. Ken Grand-Pierre spent some time with Hannigan in New York to discuss the stories behind her most recent album, At Swim.

“The main problem was that I didn’t find it easy to write songs…”

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