You never know what might happen in a Caroline Polachek song.
On her latest album, Desire, I Want To Turn Into You, she’s created a wild and unpredictable universe filled with an eclectic mix of sounds: Spanish guitars, children’s choirs, bagpipes and, of course, her one-of-a-kind vocals.
In this session, Polachek joins World Cafe to talk about the making of the record, how she uses her voice and the visual world that she created to accompany it all. Plus, you’ll hear live performances recorded during Polachek’s tour stop in Paris earlier this year.
Check out the interview highlights below, or listen to the complete session in the audio player above.
This interview has been lightly edited for length and clarity.