A few years ago I borrowed a Pandora station from my friend Jena. She called it her Indie Poptart station. It was made up of female musicians who skirted the edge of popularity (and a few who crossed over).
Jena told me about it when I shared that I was finding myself wanting to listen to Regina Spektor and Katie Nash. It opened me up to new artists I had heard and never identifies (Ingrid Michaelson and Lenka) and those I had never heard of before, but now loved (A Fine Frenzy and Ida Maria). This is the station I listened to, almost exclusively, as I sat in the coffee shop and wrote Modern Persuasion. Many of these songs I decided were totally Emma’s favorites. Today, I am sharing it with you!