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Music Genesis

Experience the stories behind the lyrics and the city that inspired them. In this series, see how Seattle was the #MusicGenesis for songs from some of music’s most popular artists including Sir Mix-A-Lot, Mary Lambert, and Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses.

Music Genesis | Trailer

Music Genesis

Experience the stories behind the lyrics and the city that inspired them. In this series, see how Seattle was the #MusicGenesis for songs from some of music’s most popular artists including Sir Mix-A-Lot, Mary Lambert, and Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses.

Posse on Broadway by Sir Mix-A-Lot

Music Genesis

Posse on Broadway paved the way for Sir Mix-A-Lot, and Seattle was the city that inspired it. In this episode, uncover the #MusicGenesis of this nationwide hit.

Shame by Mary Lambert

Music Genesis

Mary Lambert doesn’t shy away from sharing her journey as a person or an artist. Nor does she shy away from celebrating the role Seattle has played through it all. In this episode she talks about how the city played an inspiring role in the #MusicGenesis of her new song, Shame.

On My Way Back Home by Band of Horses

Music Genesis

Before Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses moved to Seattle, he never thought he’d be a musician. In this episode, Ben recounts how Seattle opened its arms to his band and how his frequent late-night walks from Belltown to Capitol Hill were the #MusicGenesis behind their hit, On My Way Back Home.

Rivers and Roads by The Head and The Heart

Music Genesis

Hit song “Rivers and Roads” is all about longing for home, which for The Head and The Heart is Seattle. In this episode, hear band member Charity Rose Thielen share the #MusicGenesis that led to this smash hit that’s been streamed hundreds of millions of times.

Where’s My Love by SYML

Music Genesis

The #MusicGenesis of SYML’s certified Platinum hit “Where’s My Love” started in a room of his Seattle home that has now become his daughter’s bedroom. In this episode, hear how breaking down this song to its simplest parts and rebuilding it created the hit song fans know and love today and why playing it always takes him home to Seattle. 

Melodies from Heaven II by Dave B and Sango

Music Genesis

The #MusicGenesis of “Melodies from Heaven II” started with a few DM’s and a handful of shared beats between Seattle natives David Bowman (Dave B) and Kai Wright (Sango). It evolved into the two of them in Dave B’s mom’s house carving out their own niche in Seattle rap. In this episode, hear why this song is an ode to Seattle, its unique sound and “how underlooked we are as a city.”
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Music Genesis | Trailer

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Posse on Broadway by Sir Mix-A-Lot

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Shame by Mary Lambert

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On My Way Back Home by Band of Horses

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Rivers and Roads by The Head and The Heart

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Where’s My Love by SYML

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Melodies from Heaven II by Dave B and Sango

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