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Linda Marigliano talks to artists to find out the stories behind your favourite songs.Subscribe to the Inspired podcast for weekly episodes.

I have started following Inspired, a Triple J Podcast which breaks down tracks with artists, often providing fresh insights. It is similar to Song Exploder, but often has a more nostalgic bent. Some of my favourite episodes in digging into old episodes have been James Blake talking about Retrograde, Alan Braxe talking about Music Sounds Better With You, Client Liaison talking about World Of Our Love, Amy Shark on Adore, Chris Cheney and Scott Owen discussing Prisoner of Society, Franz Ferdinand on Take Me Out, Felix Buxton on Good Luck and The Wombats on their Greek Tragedy.
Listened ‘A triangle trying to squeeze through a circle’: How writing ‘Scar’ helped Missy Higgins heal from triple j

In this episode of Inspired find out how one of Australia’s most influential artists, Missy Higgins channelled her frustration into her award winning hit, ‘Scar’.

At 15 years old, Missy Higgins music career was launched after winning triple j Unearthed for her song ‘All For Believing’.

Several years later Higgins released her single ‘Scar’, from her debut album Sound Of White, earning her several Aria Awards including Album Of The Year, Best Female Artist, Highest Selling Album and Best Pop Release.

Missy Higgins shares the origin to her first hit, Scar. Interestingly, she shares how she spent so long trying to find the initial piano hook, something that seems like it was always an integral part of the song.
Listened Montaigne on the tumultuous relationship behind a hit from triple j

Prodigiously talented young songwriter Jessica Cerro – better known as Montaigne – first stepped into the spotlight as a 16-year-old Unearthed High finalist. In this episode of Inspired, she dishes you the details on one of her biggest songs to date. for weekly episodes.

Montaigne describes her music as cute melancoly. I really like this. She also discusses her interest in the kookiness encapsulating sadness and life’s juxtapositions. This is what I described as capturing life’s ‘sharper sides’.