Making The Album

Making The Album

By Global

We all have albums we can’t live without, but have you ever wondered how they were created? Making The Album is a PopBuzz podcast and video series in which we take you, the fans, inside the recording process of your favourite records. Each episode will focus on a different album and you’ll get to hear the artist open up about what inspired the project and break down every single track. This is what the album means to the artist in their own words. Subscribe to Making The Album on all platforms to hear every episode as soon as it drops. You can also watch our Making The Album interviews on the PopBuzz YouTube channel.


Kehlani - CRASH

In this episode of Making The Album, Kehlani breaks down every single song on their genre-defying fourth studio album CRASH with host Sam Prance. Kehlani discusses getting Jill Scott to feature on 'Sucia', turning Christina Aguilera's 'What a Girl Wants' into a sex jam and how coming out as a lesbian has changed how they write. Plus, they even clear up how you actually pronounce their name. This is your behind the scenes pass into how Crash was made.
09/07/2430m 42s

Chappell Roan - The Rise and Fall of a Midwest Princess

In this episode of Making The Album, we chat to Chappell Roan about her critically acclaimed debut album The Rise and Fall of a Midwest Princess. Chappell gets candid about the true story behind 'Casual', what it's like to be dropped by your label and how she ended up singing backing vocals on multiple Olivia Rodrigo songs. This is your behind the scenes pass into how The Rise and Fall of a Midwest Princess was made.
16/01/2445m 50s

Victoria Monét - JAGUAR II

In this episode of Making The Album, we chat to Victoria Monét about her Grammy nominated debut album JAGUAR II. From what working with Kaytranada was like on 'Alright', to how she ended up collaborating with her daughter, Hazel, on 'Hollywood', Victoria discusses every track. She even gets candid about how it feels to finally receive her flowers in the music industry. This is your behind the scenes pass into how JAGUAR II was made.
27/11/2322m 48s

Madison Beer - Silence Between Songs

In this episode of Making The Album, Madison Beer breaks down her brilliant, sophomore album Silence Between Songs track by track. From how her relationship with her dad inspired 'At Your Worst' to who 'King of Everything' is really about, Madison reveals all. She also lets slip her top three Lana Del Rey songs and whether or not a Sabrina Carpenter collab is in the works. This is how Madison Beer made Silence Between Songs.
25/10/2336m 10s

Ashnikko - Weedkiller

In this episode of Making The Album, Ashnikko opens up about her debut album Weedkiller and the story behind each song. From what led them to work with Ethel Cain on 'Dying Star' to the queer heartbreak that led them to write 'Miss Nectarine', Ashnikko does not hold back. She even reveals how her mum really feels about her more explicit lyrics. This is how Ashnikko made Weedkiller.
14/09/2350m 34s

Niall Horan - The Show

In this debut episode of Making The Album, Niall Horan breaks down his new album The Show track by track and explains exactly what each song means to him. From the real life couple that inspired 'Never Grow Up' to the true story behind 'You Could Start a Cult', Niall reveals all. We also speak to two special guests who helped Niall bring his vision to life. This is how Niall Horan made The Show.
16/06/2358m 1s


Making The Album is coming soon. The new podcast will give you all the information you ever needed to know about your favourite albums directly from the people who made them. From new projects to beloved classics, think of Making The Album as the definitive liner notes to the records that soundtrack our lives. The first episode will cover Niall Horan's brilliant new album The Show. Listen to this trailer for a sneak peak and subscribe to hear the first episode with Niall Horan on June 16th. You can also hear the first episode a whole week earlier on June 9th on Global Player.
04/06/232m 21s
Heart UK