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David Duchovny on Gestureland, Truly Like Lightning, and Playing Progressive Characters

on November 09, 2020, 11:15am

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David Duchovny joins Kyle Meredith to discuss his new single, “Layin’ On the Tracks”, and his forthcoming third album, Gestureland. The X-Files legend talks about being inspired by Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, how daily politics have been a new part of his life, and how he’s finding his voice as a songwriter. The New York Times best-selling author also previews his upcoming fourth novel, Truly Like Lightning, which follows a desert-dwelling Mormon family and their resistance to the harms of the outside world. To cap it off, Duchovny also chats about his return to acting in The Craft: Legacy, what he did in the interim, and why he’s been attracted to socially progressive characters.

Kyle Meredith With… is an interview series in which WFPK’s Kyle Meredith speaks to a wide breadth of musicians. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, Meredith digs deep into the artist’s work to find out how the music is made and where their journey is going, from legendary artists like Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, U2 and Bryan Ferry, to the newer class of The National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, Haim, and Father John Misty.

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