Mandolin Orange: Wildfire - WUNC's Songs We Love Podcast: Special Edition

Nov 17, 2017

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Songs We Love is a series and a podcast that looks at the stories behind some of the songs we're playing on our new music discovery stream, WUNC Music.

On this episode, Eric Hodge sits down with Mandolin Orange to revisit their song 'Wildfire,' which recently passed 10,000,000 streams on Spotify.

'Wildfire' is a deeply political song, dealing with issues of race relations in the South during the Civil War. Andrew Marlin says the message of the song is as relevant now as it ever was. 

"It seems scary relevant these days. The main thing is we try to make sure people cheer in the right places."

Listen to the episode here: