Tiny Desk Live performance : NPR

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Madison Cunningham appeared completely put collectively behind the Tiny Desk in her white satin pantsuit and powder blue shirt, however her efficiency did not appear in any respect buttoned-up. The clear chief of her band of crack, Southern California musicians — keyboardist Philip Krohnengold, bassist Daniel Rhine and drummer Kyle Crane — she was additionally our audacious information, steering us towards exploration with the shrewd elements she performed on three totally different guitars over the course of 4 songs.

A West Coast native herself, she’s realized properly the liberating classes of Joni Mitchell and far more current predecessors like Fiona Apple, Andrew Chook and Chris Thile, who welcomed her right into a scene that celebrates the splintering of acquainted folks, indie rock and singer-songwriter music kinds.

The songs that Cunningham chosen for her Tiny Desk, culled from her third album, Revealer — out in early September — are alive with new sensations. She opens with «All I’ve Ever Recognized,» and makes the confession of an artist solely getting began, however powerfully awake to chance: «I am afraid of what I do not know.» «Hospital,» a music whose wiry, tunefully crazy vocal strains and guitar licks stayed lodged in my head for days, transforms a setting that is develop into an emblem of doom into someplace that she may face her personal overstimulated extremes.

The opposite musicians left Cunningham alone behind the desk to conclude together with her quietly riveting music «Life In accordance To Raechel,» written after her grandmother handed, she tells us. Eyes closed, Cunningham took within the loss like she knew it could be the primary of many.

SET LIST

  • «All I’ve Ever Recognized»
  • «Hospital»
  • «In From Japan»
  • «Life In accordance To Raechel»

MUSICIANS

  • Madison Cunningham: vocals, guitar
  • Kyle Crane: drums
  • Philip Krohnengold: keys
  • Daniel Rhine: bass

TINY DESK TEAM

  • Producer/Inventive Director: Bob Boilen
  • Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin
  • Director: Kara Body
  • Sequence Producer: Bobby Carter
  • Editor: Michael Zamora
  • Videographers: Joshua Bryant, Kara Body, Michael Zamora
  • Manufacturing Assistants: Jill Britton, Joby Tanseco
  • Tiny Desk Staff: Suraya Mohamed, Marissa Lorusso, Hazel Cills, Ashley Pointer, Maia Stern
  • VP, Visuals and Music: Keith Jenkins
  • Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann

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