Gemma Watters

Gemma Watters appears in the following:

Semler, With 'Preacher's Kid,' Writes Music Of Faith For A Real World

Monday, March 08, 2021

In February, an album topped the iTunes Christian album charts unexpectedly – it was Preacher's Kid, in which Grace Semler Baldridge addresses the depths and limitations of Christian culture.


'Love In The Time Of Corona' Stars On The Truth And Light Of Making Art Amid Pandemic

Saturday, August 22, 2020

The new mini-series was filmed during the pandemic and stars the real life couple Nicolette Robinson and Leslie Odom Jr., who shot their parts in quarantine from their home.


Composer Max Richter On 'Voices,' A New Album That Envisions A Better World

Sunday, August 02, 2020

Composer Max Richter's new album drew inspiration from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a document spearheaded by Eleanor Roosevelt which he calls "a blueprint for a better world."


Rina Sawayama Wants Her Success To Make Space For Asian Women In Pop Music

Sunday, July 19, 2020

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Rina Sawayama about her self-titled debut album, everyday racism against Asian women and going from a Cambridge student to a rising pop star.


Laura Marling On Maya Angelou And Arming A Younger Generation Of Women

Saturday, April 11, 2020

NPR spoke to the British singer-songwriter about releasing her new album, Song For Our Daughter, four months early and looking back at the version of herself who entered the music industry at 16.


On 'Lost Girls,' Bat For Lashes Spins A Vampire Fairy Tale With Synth-Pop

Sunday, February 16, 2020

After her 2016 release, The Bride, Natasha Khan didn't know if she'd make another album. But she moved to LA, starting working on a script for a vampire film and found herself writing a concept album.


'He'd Asked Me To Complete These Works': Adam Cohen On 'Thanks For The Dance'

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Leonard Cohen's son, Adam, speaks about producing his father's posthumous album and how he urged his father to record vocal ideas up until his death.


Country's New Supergroup 'The Highwomen' Unite To Make Way For Unsung Female Artists

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Natalie Hemby and Amanda Shires talk about the formation of their new all-female supergroup, a gutsy move within a male-dominated genre.


The Jonas Brothers Re-Capture The 'Magic Missing' By Putting Family First

Saturday, August 17, 2019

The Jonas Brothers chat with NPR's Michel Martin about gaining fame young, taking time off and getting back together for the band's latest album, Happiness Begins.


'It Was Magic': Unearthed Video Shows Freddie Mercury In Rare Form

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Songwriter and producer Dave Clark recalls working with Freddie Mercury on the song "Time Waits for No One," and he describes how he found the recording after decades of searching.


After Years Of Hit-Making For Others, Mark Ronson Puts His Feelings First

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

On Late Night Feelings, Mark Ronson tapped into the melancholy side of disco, pop and country for what he calls "sad bangers." The super-producer spoke with NPR's Audie Cornish about making the album.


Billie Eilish Knows What You're Afraid Of

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

At 17, Billie Eilish is music's newest misfit pop star. Eilish, along with her producer and brother, Finneas O'Connell, discuss the artist's debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?


'We Need To Exist In Multitudes': Noname Talks Artistic Independence, Women In Rap

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Fatimah Warner, best known as the rapper Noname, has been quietly gaining attention for her feminist and socially aware lyrics. NPR's Michel Martin talks to Warner about her sophomore album, Room 25.


'Beginnings Always Hide Themselves In The End': Mike Posner On Grieving And Growth

Saturday, January 12, 2019

After major life changes, the singer-songwriter returns with his third studio album, A Real Good Kid. As part of his growth, Posner says he's done making music that he now views as misogynistic.


'It's A Learning Curve': Alessia Cara On Growing Up, The Grammys And More

Saturday, December 08, 2018

The Canadian singer-songwriter took home the Grammy Award for best new artist in 2018. Now she's back with her sophomore album, The Pains of Growing.


Ex-World Cup Final Referee Talks About This Critical Role Ahead Of Croatia Vs. France

Saturday, July 14, 2018

On the eve of the World Cup Final, NPR's Michel Martin chats with former FIFA Referee Howard Webb about what it takes to referee one of the biggest sporting events in the world.


'Ain't Too Proud' Playwright Dominique Morisseau Tackles The Temptations Origin Story

Sunday, July 01, 2018

Award-winning Detroit native Morisseau authored a new musical that goes behind the scenes of the Motown quintet's signature smooth tunes, as told through the eyes of founding member, Otis Williams.


'I Lived Through All That?': The Temptations Musical Hits The High And The Low Notes

Saturday, June 30, 2018

The memoir of the Motown group's co-founder, Otis Williams, plays out in Ain't Too Proud. Although the successes of the fractious group came at a cost, Williams says the power of their music lives on.


No Nerves From 19-Year-Old Royal Wedding Cellist

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, a rising star in the U.K. classical world, wants to serve as an inspiration for musicians even younger than he is.


'My Fifth Career': Bettye LaVette Reinvents Bob Dylan For Herself

Saturday, May 19, 2018

The 72-year-old soul star reflects on a lifetime of overcoming industry skepticism and making Dylan's lyrics personal on her latest album Things Have Changed, her first major label release in 30 years.