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Nick Lowe: I Read A Lot - WUNC's Songs We Love Podcast

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Songs We Love is a series and a podcast that looks at the stories behind some of the songs we're playing on our new music discovery stream, WUNC Music.

Over the past few weeks we've been featuring artists from Yep Roc Records. The label, headquartered in Hillsborough, NC, continues to celebrate its 20th anniversary. We're commemorating by highlighting some of their artists.

This time, Eric Hodge chats with the legendary Nick Lowe about his song "I Read A Lot" from the 2011 album The Old Magic.

Lowe says "I Read A Lot" is a bit of a mystery song. It's about the loneliness one feels after leaving a long-term relationship, but he can't quite put his finger on what inspired it.

"There are some songs where you really do not know where they come from."

Listen to the episode here:

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