Listen: Sleater-Kinney talk the making of ‘The Future Is Here’ on ‘Song Exploder’

Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker discuss their 'The Center Won't Hold' track

The most recent episode of Thao Nguyen’s podcast Song Exploder featured Sleater-Kinney, who discussed “The Future is Here” off of their forthcoming St. Vincent-produced album The Center Won’t Hold.

Band members Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker explained their original idea for “The Futureis Here,” which was to duet with a male voice, specifically inspired by opera singer Joesph Keckler, until St. Vincent suggested Tucker sing both parts! “There are so many different voices that a songwriter can explore that don’t have to be tied to your own gender or your own body in any way,” Tucker explains during the interview.

Listen to the Sleater-Kinney Song Exploder episode below.

The Center Won’t Hold will be out August 16th, and the band is set to go on tour in October!