In the months ahead, Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep will check in from time to time as singer-songwriter Neko Case creates the follow-up to her 2009 album Middle Cyclone. In the first installment, we listen in to a song that’s not quite finished, not quite recorded, not even quite written. First, Case has to learn what the song is.
“That song is kind of just an ambient thought process,” Case says. “I don’t really know what the song’s gonna do yet, so that’s kind of the best description I have of it, I think.”