St. Vincent has announced a new podcast series called Shower Sessions which has been made in partnership with Progressive and described as being “half interview, half concert series, 100% in a bathroom”.
Annie Clark surprisingly came up with the idea before the pandemic changed civilisation as we knew it and forced everyone into quarantine. The musician conceived the concept as a way to interview rising musicians and hear them perform live in a setting that felt relaxed.
Guests for Shower Sessions include Kassi Ashton, Loote, Donna Missal, Duckwrth, Banners, and Amber Mark. It’s available now on all the usual podcast platforms—Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify—as well as being uploaded onto Progressive’s YouTube page.
When she announced the news on Twitter, Clark joked about how less strange her podcast idea seems now the world has changed, saying: “When we filmed Shower Sessions in partnership with Progressive, it was a little less ordinary to film in a bathrobe in the shower,” she said. “Now we’re on par with late-night talk shows.”
In the trailer for Shower Sessions, we are greeted by a bathrobe-clad St. Vincent playing around in her bathroom then asks viewers: “What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever done in the shower? For me, it’s hosting a podcast,” she says.
“I’m St. Vincent and this is Shower Sessions.”