Kae Tempest is a songwriter, rapper, an award-winning poet, and best-selling novelist. They’ve been nominated for the UK’s Mercury Prize and Brit Award. Their most up-to-date album is The Line is a Curve, which got here out earlier this yr. It was government produced by legendary producer Rick Rubin. Kae made the album alongside their longtime collaborator, producer Dan Carey. I talked to Kae and Dan concerning the music “Transfer.” You’ll hear the primary demo they made, which sounds mainly nothing like the ultimate model. On this episode, they speak about the way it advanced. Kae’s personal life modified rather a lot throughout that interval. They got here out as trans and non-binary in 2020, and this music, partially, helps inform the story of what they had been going via.
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Illustration by Carlos Lerma.