SONGBIRD | Adventures in home recording with Martin Ruby

SONGBIRD is a brutally honest, behind the scenes look at the songwriting and recording process. Based on Marco North's experiences with his debut album, Heaven Get Behind Me  he shares demos, hard-earned lessons, triumphs and finished tracks in each episode.

An expat New Yorker living in Moscow, playing 100-year-old instruments, writing songs about Fellini dying, a French stalker, Kodachrome and California divorces, North shares one bittersweet anecdote after the next in this fascinating deep dive into his sparse, cinematic songs.

Musicians will find inspiration, a healthy serving of laughter and great deal of comfort from this series. Music lovers will get an inside look at the creative process, and the story behind each song.


Season 1

Bonus | What will happen in Season 2?

April 2, 2021

Season 2 will dig into the story of Spitball, an unsigned surf-punk act that was part of the downto…

Season 1

Season 1 Finale | A Tribute to Felix McTeigue

March 5, 2021

In our Season 1 finale, Marco explores the final liner notes for Heaven Get Behind Me, where thanks…

Season 1

Heaven Get Behind Me | Liner Notes Part 2

Feb. 5, 2021

In our second liner notes episode we talk through that maddening balancing act of conceiving and pr…

Season 1

Heaven Get Behind Me | Liner Notes Part 1

Jan. 29, 2021

In our first liner notes episode we unravel the story behind the album cover, and listen to some of…

Season 1

The story behind the song | Wallflower's Surprise

Jan. 22, 2021

In our final behind-the-song episode of Season 1, we go deep into the bible, and an alternate life …

Season 1

The story behind the song | Kodachrome Shangri-La

Jan. 15, 2021

How did this track become the official single from Heaven Get Behind Me? Is Shangri-La like Santa f…