The fun people at Boston’s NPR station WBUR invited me on their “Hear and Now” program again this year to discuss the five nominated songs at this year’s Oscar ceremony. It was a chance to talk about Lady Gaga (“Hold My Hand”), Rihanna (“Lift Me Up”), David Byrne and Mitski (“This Is a Life”), Sofia Carson (“Applause”) and the team behind the songs in “RRR” (“Naatu Naatu”). Here is a link to listen to the 10-minute segment.
Again this year the nice folks at Boston’s Here & Now, which airs on many NPR stations, asked me to chime in on this year’s Oscar music race. Here is a link to our 11-minute discussion of the five nominated songs from the movies Coco, The Greatest Showman, Marshall, Call Me By Your Name and Mudbound, along with snippets from each of the songs. I have some thoughts about the race that may help you fill out your Oscar ballots!