k.d. lang’s discography has explored everything from cowpunk to smooth pop to jazz. Their new album Makeover, out now on Nonesuch Records, may be the most delightful surprise of all! It’s a stunning collection of dance remixes produced between 1992 and 2000. The album invites us to re-assess k.d.’s one-of-a-kind journey and body of work all over again–but this time, on the dance floor!
On this episode, we’ll explore this fascinating “hidden zone” in their career. k.d. talks to us about the roots of their love for dance music, which grew out of the queer club scene in Edmonton in the 1980s. They’ll also share the story behind the album’s arrestingly glamourous cover art. Plus, k.d. lang superfan, and fellow Alberta music legend Tegan Quin of Tegan & Sara tells us about her appreciation for k.d.’s work, trailblazing influence, and the power of the dance floor.
The Hidden Track podcast is presented by Bent Stick Brewing‘s Hidden Track Citra Lager.