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Phosphorescent performs songs from his new album, 'Revelator'

Home can feel mundane at times. It's where you get up and get ready for work, where you do chores, and where you work on your taxes.

But home is also likely where you feel safest and at your most intimate. It's where you celebrate or mourn, and where you watch your kids grow up.

Home is also where Matthew Houck, who performs as Phosphorescent, produced his latest album, Revelator. Recorded at his home studio in Nashville, it's his first full-length album since 2018.

The songs find him in a contemplative place: a man at home with a young family, pondering nature and the passage of time. Houck's family appear in different ways on the album: His daughters inspired lyrics, and the first Phosphorescent song to be written by someone other than Matthew was written by his wife.

In this session, Houck talks about overcoming writer's block on Revelator, and about his 2022 cover series, The Full Moon Project.

Watch the full session above, or you can tune in to audio version down below:

Listen to the World Cafe interview with Phosphorescent

This episode of World Cafe was produced and edited by Miguel Perez. Our senior producer is Kimberly Junod and our engineer is Chris Williams. Our programming and booking coordinator is Chelsea Johnson and our line producer is Will Loftus.

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Raina Douris, an award-winning radio personality from Toronto, Ontario, comes to World Cafe from the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), where she was host and writer for the daily live, national morning program Mornings on CBC Music. She was also involved with Canada's highest music honors: hosting the Polaris Music Prize Gala from 2017 to 2019, as well as serving on the jury for both that award and the Juno Awards. Douris has also served as guest host and interviewer for various CBC Music and CBC Radio programs, and red carpet host and interviewer for the Juno Awards and Canadian Country Music Association Awards, as well as a panelist for such renowned CBC programs as Metro Morning, q and CBC News.
Miguel Perez
Miguel Perez is a radio producer for NPR's World Cafe, based out of WXPN in Philadelphia. Before that, he covered arts, music and culture for KERA in Dallas. He reported on everything from the rise of NFTs in the music industry to the enduring significance of gay and lesbian bars to the LGBTQ community in North Texas.