Listen to Slowdive dissect “Sugar for the Pill” on “Song Exploder”

Slowdive singer-guitarist Neil Halstead appears on the newest episode of “Song Exploder,” the podcast where artists break down their songs and explain the process in which they were made. He talked about “Sugar for the Pill” from their recently released self-titled LP. Halstead goes into the song’s gestation, played clips of a demo and explained how he merged electronic and live drums, as well as filling his guitar with bubble wrap to control the feedback. He also drew parallels between the song’s themes and Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, which he was reading around the time the song was written. Listen to the episode and hear the song below.

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