The Lesson

Album: Maximum Balloon (2010)

Songfacts®:

  • This is a track from the self-titled debut solo album by producer and TV on the Radio guitarist Dave Sitek, recorded under the guise of Maximum Balloon. The song features New York-based singer-songwriter Holly Miranda. Sitek told The Guardian: "I first heard Holly singing in a hallway and insisted on recording a full-length record with her. She is the real deal. She's constantly pushing herself. You can be like, 'Hey, do a cover of a GG Allin song' and the next day you'll get the MP3 in your mailbox. She's hilarious. Her vocals on The Lesson are so focused I was able to strip the music down around them while retaining a cinematic quality. I love this track, it's a heavyweight."

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