The Zane Lowe Interview Series

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One thing that today's biggest artists have in common: They all speak with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe about their lives and the stories behind their songs. Hear why he is the interviewer the biggest stars open up to in these candid, in-depth conversations, now available in full on Apple Podcasts.

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Adele joins Zane at the Gold Line Bar in Los Angeles, as they take a deep dive into all the thought and emotion that went into her new album '30'.

Nov 18, 2021
Damon Albarn

Damon Albarn joins Zane in studio to talk about his new album, ‘The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows'.

Nov 11, 2021

Zane chats with Nicolas and Jean-Benoît of Air about their iconic album '10 000 Hz Legend'.

Nov 04, 2021

Zane talks with Santana about his new album 'Blessings and Miracles', including how he came to collaborate with Chris Stapleton, his relationship with the guitar, and more.

Oct 21, 2021
James Blake

James Blake joins Zane to talk about mental health and the process of creating his new album, ‘Friends That Break Hearts’.

Oct 11, 2021

Zane joins Metallica for a conversation around their history, as they celebrate the 30th anniversary of their self-titled album, and 40 years as a band.

Oct 07, 2021
Brandi Carlile

Brandi Carlile joins Zane for an in-person interview to talk about the making of her album, 'In These Silent Days'.

Sep 30, 2021
Mister Cartoon

Mister Cartoon talks about music and his journey as an artist tapping into a legacy of Chicano art, Mexican art, Latin American art (mashing up styles and themes from Mexican muralism, west-coast graffiti, lowrider and tattoo cultures, hand-drawn calligraphy and gothic lettering), and his start as a graffiti artist to becoming one of the most celebrated tattoo artists of our time.

Sep 27, 2021
Jakob Dylan

Jakob Dylan talks with Zane about The Wallflowers' recent album, 'Exit Wounds', addressing the creative process, holding the album back for a year, and the joys of writing.

Sep 23, 2021
Lil Nas X

Zane and Lil Nas X discuss his new album 'MONTERO', including working with Miley Cyrus, Elton John and Doja Cat, and reflect on the journey to his debut album.

Sep 20, 2021
DJ Shadow

DJ Shadow joins Zane in studio to talk about the 25th anniversary of his iconic album 'Endtroducing.....'.

Sep 16, 2021
Kacey Musgraves

Zane is joined by Kacey Musgraves to go through her new album 'star-crossed', inlcuding the meaning behind the title, her experimentation with psychadelics, and more. 

Sep 09, 2021
Imagine Dragons and Rick Rubin

Zane talks with Dan of Imagine Dragons and Rick Rubin about how this new album came together, the dynamic of working with Rick, and more. 

Sep 07, 2021

Zane chats with Halsey about their new album "If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power", detailing work with Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, journey through pregnancy and more. 

Aug 30, 2021
Jennifer Hudson

Zane chats to Jennifer Hudson about her star performance as the iconic Aretha Franklin in RESPECT, the film about her life.

Aug 19, 2021

Zane sits down with Tinashe to discuss her career, inspirations and musical journey towards fifth album, '333'.

Aug 12, 2021
Barbra Streisand

Zane sits down with the iconic Barbra Streisand for an extensive chat about her new album, 'Release Me 2', her life in film and journey so far.

Aug 05, 2021
Mark Ronson
Jul 29, 2021
Jackson Browne

Jackson Browne speaks with Zane about creating his new album "Downhill From Everywhere"

Jul 22, 2021
John Mayer

John Mayer and Zane have a conversation on inspiration of eighth studio album, Sob Rock

Jul 15, 2021
Jam & Lewis

James Samuel “Jimmy Jam” Harris III and Terry Steven Lewis chat with Zane about their debut studio album “Jam & Lewis, Vol. 1"

Jul 08, 2021
Modest Mouse

Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse chats with Zane about the inspiration behind their seventh studio album, The Golden Casket

Jun 24, 2021
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Graham Nash, Stephen Stills and David Crosby chat with Zane on the 50 year anniversary of Déjà Vu

May 27, 2021
twenty one pilots

Tyler Joseph from twenty one pilots chats with Zane on creating the band’s sixth studio album, Scaled and Icy

May 20, 2021
St. Vincent

St. Vincent speaks to Zane on creating her sixth studio album, Daddy’s Home

May 13, 2021
The Who

Zane chats with Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey about The Who Sell Out (Super Deluxe) album

Apr 29, 2021
Joe Kay

Celebrating 10 years and 500 episodes of Soulection

Apr 15, 2021
Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato on her journey to releasing her new album, “Dancing With The Devil…The Art of Starting Over”

Apr 08, 2021
benny blanco

benny blanco and Zane sit down to chat about his sophomore album, FRIENDS KEEP SECRETS 2. Shares stories about overcoming fear, music process, collaborating with friends and music career.

Mar 25, 2021
Jon Batiste

Musician and Activist Jon Batiste celebrates Black American culture and music with album titled ‘WE ARE’. Jon Batiste chats with Zane about sharing joy during a painful year.

Mar 18, 2021
Nils Frahm

After releasing his eleventh solo album, the composer and electronic producer uncovers his relationship with the piano, how he found his sound and his meticulous live performances.

Mar 08, 2021
Kings of Leon

Kings Of Leon chat with Zane about creating highly anticipated 8th studio album

Mar 04, 2021
Jhené Aiko

Jhené Aiko talks with Zane about inspiration behind the album 'Chilombo' and shares stories about her growth, her daughter, Big Sean, and discovering the singing healing bowl.

Mar 01, 2021
Michael McDonald

Legendary singer/songwriter shares stories about songwriting, finding his voice, Steely Dan, and The Doobie Brothers

Feb 25, 2021
Jack Johnson & Ben Harper

Jack Johnson & Ben Harper chat with Zane to share stories around the 20th anniversary of Jack’s debut album, Brushfire Fairytales

Feb 22, 2021

Speaks about album ‘TYRON’ and how music is therapy

Feb 18, 2021
Robin Thicke

Conversation on music career and inspiration behind the music

Feb 11, 2021
Hayley Williams

Conversation on second studio album

Feb 08, 2021
Foo Fighters

Dave Grohl discusses the Foo Fighters tenth studio album

Feb 04, 2021

Conversation on fourteenth studio album, ‘OK Human’

Feb 01, 2021
Barry Gibb

Conversation on album ‘Greenfields’ and shares legendary stories

Jan 28, 2021

Conversation on the “American Dream” charity campaign

Jan 14, 2021

Conversation on hip-hop classics and influential artist

Jan 07, 2021
Gwen Stefani

Shares current hoilday favorites

Dec 31, 2020
Paul McCartney

Discusses his new homemade album recorded during quarantine

Dec 24, 2020
Taylor Swift

Taylor gives Zane the scoop on her second surprise album of the year.

Dec 17, 2020
Kid Cudi

Shares the influences of highly anticipated seventh studio album

Dec 10, 2020
Mariah Carey

The Queen of Christmas shares her favorite holiday songs

Dec 08, 2020
Billy Corgan

Billy Corgan discusses the group’s 11th studio album

Dec 03, 2020
Miley Cyrus

Miley opens up about Plastic Hearts, perfectionism, and personal growth.

Nov 26, 2020
Shawn Mendes

Shares inspiration for fourth studio album

Nov 19, 2020

Rock legends have a conversation about their 17th studio album 

Nov 12, 2020
Kylie Minogue

The legendary artist details the making of her highly anticipated album

Nov 05, 2020
Sam Smith

How authenticity and creative risks helped shaped highly anticipated album

Oct 29, 2020
Rick Rubin

The super-producer joins Zane to talk Tom Petty, fond memories of working on Wildflowers, plus share stories of collaborating with Ringo Starr, Carl Wilson, The Strokes, and more

Oct 23, 2020
Bruce Springsteen

The artist on his career and the highly anticipated album, Letter To You.

Oct 22, 2020
Thom Yorke

The singer delves into his career and third solo album, ANIMA.

Oct 01, 2020
Marilyn Manson

“I bet people could probably say, ‘I’ve never seen Manson in a good mood once in my life.’ Except here right now.” In this in-depth interview, Marilyn Manson tells Zane Lowe all about the making and meaning of his 11th album, WE ARE CHAOS. The pair discuss his collaboration with Shooter Jennings, 2020 not quite going as expected, and the influence of grief and his relationship with mental health.

Sep 24, 2020
Alicia Keys

In a far-reaching interview with Zane, Alicia Keys discusses the ways in which her childhood and the things she had to overcome led to the clarity of her latest album ALICIA, her first in four years. She offers a deep dive into the mindset behind and the making of the music, which is some of her most expansive and collaborative to date. “There’s something so crazy about what I bring and then what you bring. It’s going to be completely different, and there’s something about the merging of energy that’s fascinating to me,” she says. “Now I feel like that’s another alchemy that’s created that I love the process of—that process of being open and receiving what’s meant to come from each person and creating something out of nothing is always incredible.” The conversation, much like the album, is as vulnerable as it is refreshing.

Sep 17, 2020
Bon Iver

The singer sits down with Zane to discuss his fourth album, i,i.

Sep 10, 2020

To mark the release of his 13th studio album "King's Disease", Nas speaks to Apple Music’s Zane Lowe about the project's guests, working with Hit-Boy as sole producer, and how "King's Disease" is an album for the times.

Sep 03, 2020
Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan chats with Zane and shares music.

Aug 27, 2020
Katy Perry

Days before releasing her sixth album Smile—and before giving birth to her first child—the glowing global superstar opens up about the perseverance it took to get there. “The last two and a half years have been a psychological, spiritual, emotional journey,” she tells Zane Lowe. “I'm grateful for the pain because it pushed me towards the growth. Now I don’t feel like a thirsty, desperate pop star that's just trying to hit a number. I've got more dimension. I have a baby on the way. I have a fiancé. I love my nieces. I love my soon-to-be stepson. I love life.”

Aug 20, 2020

Future talks to Zane about his album, High Off Life.

Aug 14, 2020

Listen now to Zane's conversation with about truth in music, his relationship with Jimmy Iovine, and the inspiration for Black Eyed Peas' latest bi-lingual album, TRANSLATION.

Aug 07, 2020
Action Bronson

Conversation about childhood, music, and other passions.

Jul 30, 2020

Halsey joins Zane for a frank, personal conversation about her life and career on the eve of the release of her third album Manic. (9/16/2020)

Jul 24, 2020
The Chicks

Zane interviews The Chicks about their new album, Gaslighter, covering off on everything from the name change to the current political climate, production work on their new project from Jack Antonoff, and much more.

Jul 22, 2020
Kamasi Washington and Terrace Martin

The duo discuss their latest jazz/hip-hop fusion supergroup, Dinner Party.

Jul 16, 2020
Billy Porter

In his powerful interview with Zane Lowe, the theater performer, singer, and actor opens up about finding his voice at a young age, coping with and overcoming trauma, and how playing Belize in Tony Kushner’s off-Broadway revival of Angels in America changed his life.

Jul 14, 2020
Harry Styles

The singer tells Zane Lowe about cutting loose, finding his footing as a solo artist, and how all that manifested itself in his freewheeling second post-One Direction albm, Fine Line. (11/22/2020)

Jul 10, 2020

In her revealing interview with Zane Lowe, the pop singer-songwriter, actor, and director opens up about dealing with the trappings of fame, the joys and challenges of adopting two sons, and becoming a grandmother.

Jul 02, 2020
Tyler, The Creator

An in-depth discussion covering Tyler's fifth and most accomplished solo album yet, IGOR. (7/18/2019)

Jun 26, 2020
Jon Brion

The producer talks through the making of Mac Miller’s posthumous release Circles with Zane and reminisces about the late artist’s creative and personal growth.

Jun 12, 2020
Lady Gaga

Ahead of the release of Chromatica, Lady Gaga sat down for a socially distanced chat with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe. In a wide-ranging conversation, they discussed making music as a form of therapy (“my way of dealing with pain is that I write songs”), working with collaborators like Ariana Grande (“this friendship blossomed”), and what she plans to do after the quarantine is lifted (“I’m probably going to go to every gay club that I can find, and hug and kiss every human that I come in contact with”).

May 28, 2020
Hayley Williams

To mark the release of her first solo album, Paramore’s Hayley Williams speaks to Apple Music’s Zane Lowe about growing up in public and the emotional journey behind her first solo album, Petals for Armor. (5/6/2020)

May 28, 2020
Justin Bieber

To mark the release of Changes, his first album since 2015’s Purpose, Justin Bieber opens up to Apple Music’s Zane Lowe about how his faith and his relationship with new wife Hailey Baldwin saved his life and inspired him to make music again. (2/15/2020)

May 28, 2020
Kanye West, Part 2

In part two of Zane Lowe’s wide-ranging interview with Kanye West at his ranch in Wyoming, the rapper gets candid about his struggles with mental health. He explains how the changes he made in his personal life are reflected in the making of JESUS IS KING, his first release since fully embracing Christianity. (10/24/2019)

May 28, 2020
Kanye West, Part 1

On October 22, 2019, Zane Lowe traveled to Kanye West’s ranch in Cody, Wyoming. On the eve of the release of his ninth solo project JESUS IS KING, West talked openly about his newfound faith, his hopes and fears for the future, and his entrepreneurship—including his efforts to build sustainable manufacturing in the US for his Yeezy brand. (10/24/2019)

May 28, 2020
Selena Gomez

The singer opens up to Zane about her personal tribulations and how they factored into the making of her third album, Rare. (1/13/2020)

May 28, 2020
Billie Eilish

The singer-songwriter details WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?

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Apr 10, 2019