hamilton leithauser photo by lauren dukoffThe inspiration for an album can come from anywhere. For Hamilton Leithauser, it was a nice man riding a ferry, telling stories. Each song on his new record, The Loves of Your Life, is about a real person – some strangers, some friends – and he didn’t tell any of them. The former singer of The Walkmen talks with host Stephen Kallao from a feed shed at Hamilton’s family’s house in Virginia. And we’ll hear a live performance recorded from that shed, on the next World Cafe.

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(Photo: Hamilton Leithauser – Lauren Dukoff / via NPR)

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