By popular demand, AllMusic takes a look at songs made popular by Santana, Natalie Imbruglia, They Might Be Giants, and Brothers both Isley and Righteous, as well as the stories behind the originals.
Monica Martin is a singer and songwriter based in Los Angeles. Before that, she was based in Madison, Wisconsin, where she was part of the indie rock band Phox. She’s been a featured guest vocalist on songs by James Blake and Vulfpeck. In this episode, Monica breaks down her song “Go Easy, Kid,” along with the tracks’s producer, Khushi. It’s a pretty meta story, as she talks about making a song that’s in part about how hard it can be to make a song. And more generally, how hard it can be to let go of things we get hung up on.
You can buy or stream “Go Easy, Kid” here.
Illustration by Carlos Lerma.