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Neko Case takes us into ‘Hell-On’

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Neko Case takes us inside her creative process on this week’s Hidden Track (image: courtesy Anti Records)

This week on Hidden Track, Grant talks to Neko Case about the process behind creating her latest record, Hell-On.  The album was co-produced by Bjorn Yttling (Peter Bjorn and John) and recorded in Stockholm. That’s where Neko was when she found out her home in Vermont had burned down. We’ll hear her surprisingly zen outlook on the fire, which happened just one day before she set out to record vocals for the single “Bad Luck”.  We’ll hear about how her collaboration with k.d. lang and Laura Veirs changed her approached to her 7th studio album. Neko also tells Grant about her experience with the WOMANPRODUCER project, and the moment she finally took ownership of the title of “producer” after 20 years in the business. Plus, the pair discuss Neko’s strong ties to Canada – from her enduring love of Buffy Sainte-Marie, to her affinity for Finnegan from Mr. Dressup.

You can catch Neko Case on Monday, May 6 at Calgary’s MacEwan Hall, and Tuesday, May 7 at the Winspear Centre in Edmonton.

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