I HAD the pleasure recently to speak to one of my longtime heroes, the British-born, Massachusetts-dwelling singer-songwriter Lloyd Cole, about Dylan, Why he loves country music, aging as a rock musician, and other topics.
The conversation is here.
Here’s my first question for Lloyd:
Let’s start with the new record and then we’ll drop back and speak more broadly about your checkered career, your songwriting. So I think this “Standards” record took a lot of people by surprise. Your first records were sort of world-weary and sophisticated. You made them in your twenties. Now that you’re middle-aged, the album is sort of bracing and a bit raw. So what happened here?
I’ll try to fill in this post but just back from a pretty wild few days in Puebla, Mexico which I will be sketching about over the next week and must unpack and so on.