Inside the Studio

Inside the Studio

iHeartRadio presents “Inside The Studio,” an in-depth series featuring intimate conversations with some of music’s biggest stars and emerging talents. Each episode features an unscripted sit-down with artists on the verge of releasing new material – rounded out with a tour through their lives and discographies. “Inside The Studio” reveals previously unseen sides of artists, giving fans the sort of access that is missing from much of today’s music coverage. Inside the Studio is hosted by music journalist Jordan Runtagh (People, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, VH1), Co-Host of the iHeartMedia podcast "Rivals: Music's Greatest Feuds' and host of iHeartMedia's new podcast "Off The Record.'

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April 16, 2021 28 min

The rising hip hop star opens up about his overnight fame after collaborating with Kanye West, performing at President Biden's inauguration with Justin Timberlake, and laying out his epic backstory on the new track "Story of My Life."

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The Nashville-based singer/songwriter opens up about her revelatory new record ‘Little Oblivions,’ which finds her grappling with her views on her Christian faith, sobriety, and role as a public figure. 

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April 2, 2021 24 min

The Dutch singer-songwriter reflects on how his 2019 Eurovision-winning song "Arcade" became a global smash two years later thanks to social media. In addition to explaining the meaning behind the track, Laurence also opens up about his start in music, where he's headed next, and how he found love during the pandemic. 

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March 26, 2021 30 min

Pat Monahan reflects on the heavenly origins of his epic smash “Drops of Jupiter” on the song’s 20th anniversary. The Train front man also gets real about life in lockdown and what’s coming next for the band.

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March 19, 2021 39 min

The 'Late Show with Stephen Colbert' bandleader goes deep on his genre-blending new LP, ‘We Are,’ which features over 100 musicians — including legends like Quincy Jones and Mavis Staples. Batiste also outlines his work on the Pixar film, ‘Soul,’ and why music and social activism go hand in hand. 

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March 12, 2021 26 min

The pop prodigy describes the creative rebirth that yielded new singles "Bad Girl" and "First Time," and hints at what's to come on her upcoming EP (coming soon!). Daya also opens up about her experience working with Charlie Puth, and her big love for Amy Winehouse.

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March 5, 2021 31 min

The multi-faceted performer and songwriter goes deep on his new song "Mama Always Told Me" (assisted by Maroon 5 guitar James Valentine), his recent rap-opera concept album 'Operation: Wake Up,' and how his 3000-mile, 186 day walk across the United States changed him personally and musically. 

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February 26, 2021 24 min

The singer outlines her journey from the electro-pop sound of prior singles like "Pretty Girl" and "Obsessed" to the gritty alt-rock of her new EP, 'Paranoid.' Sure, her love of horror movies played a role in the sonic shift, but so did some major changes in her private life. Find out why Lindemann considers these new songs to be her most personal work to date. 

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February 19, 2021 41 min

Fourteen years after releasing their breakthrough album Want, the Colorado-based electro-pop duo break down their latest LP, Need — as well as their new track with 100 Gecs and their unexpected cover of an Ariana Grande hit. The pair also explain how they’ve approached recording during lockdown and how their claymation video nearly drove them insane. 

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February 12, 2021 31 min

The musical powerhouse opens up about the creative journey that led to her new EP, Young Life Crisis. She also discusses her new ‘Fight Club’-inspired video, her viral Tik Tok account, and her overwhelming love of sushi.

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February 5, 2021 41 min

Pete and Sam Loeffler discuss the sci-fi themes of their new album NIRATIAS, which touches on missions to Mars, Elon Musk and simulation theory. It also rocks extremely hard. The band of brothers also get real about making music in lockdown and what’s next for Chevelle. 

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January 29, 2021 39 min

The Swedish pop diva discusses her long-awaited LP, 'Poster Girl,' and her new collaboration with Young Thug. She also opens up about her perfectionist streak, adapting to post-COVID life, passion for '90s rom-coms, and why love comes up again and again in her music. 

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January 15, 2021 29 min

The Bay Area native sits down with 'Inside the Studio' to touch on everything from how the video game 'Call of Duty' helped inspire his chart-topper "Mood," to his budding reputation as a style icon and recent appearance in the Audio Up Media podcast series 'Halloween in Hell.'

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January 8, 2021 30 min

The British singer-songwriter discusses his latest single "All I Need," his upcoming psych-tinged LP, lockdown listening habits and his love for "American Pie" troubadour Don McLean.

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January 1, 2021 41 min

The rising pop star opens up about the relationship that inspired her first studio EP, a dreamy song cycle called ‘Minor.’ Abrams also goes deep on her vulnerable new single “Brush Fire,” her early songwriting efforts, and the virtual concert tour that’s taken her around the world without leaving her bedroom.

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December 18, 2020 37 min

The chart-topping Irish singer/songwriter opens up about his latest single, “Giant,” revisiting his roots during quarantine, and how it feels to go from busking on the streets of Dublin to playing sold-out arenas. 

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December 11, 2020 54 min

The Avalanches talk about the cosmic origins of their new album, "We Will Always Love You," which takes inspiration from NASA's Voyager space probes, and includes guests like Rivers Cuomo, Mick Jones, Perry Farrell, Leon Bridgers — and a sample of Karen Carpenter.

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December 4, 2020 35 min

The country star opens up about his new festive new EP Neon Christmas, upcoming holiday plans and how lockdown has impacted his songwriting. 

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November 27, 2020 51 min

Get ready to dance your way out of the darkness: Kylie Minogue joins host Joe Levy to talk about how she finished her new album, Disco, at home while in lockdown. 

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November 6, 2020 37 min

The genre-hopping British singer-songwriter talks about her new single “Headstart,” walking in Dolly Parton’s footsteps during her recent Nashville recording dates, and how she’s looking outside herself on her next record.

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