KCRW’s Private Playlist: Aimee Mann

KCRW’s Private Playlist is a weekly listening session with Southern California’s most notable musical figures in their private creative environments. The piece airs Friday mornings on KCRW as the closing segment of Morning Edition. For this installment, I spoke with Aimee Mann, one of the most acclaimed voices in contemporary American songwriting. Mann is a paragon of smart, reflective, and penetrating songcraft. Her last solo release, 2017’s “Mental Illness,” won her a Grammy for Best Folk Album. Alongside fellow indie darling Ted Leo, she writes and records as The Both and co-hosts a podcast, “The Art of Process.”