Apple Music launches brand new audio series Origin Stories

A new audio series, Origin Stories from Apple Music, sees UK artists revisiting their hometown to explore how their musical journeys began.

The interview series is presented by Apple Music 1 hosts Dotty, Rebecca Judd and Matt Wilkinson and gives an insight into their favourite artists’ hometowns, the people there they took inspiration from, and explores how the places shaped them as the artists they are today.

Each act featured in the series also introduces the listener to key people back home who have influenced them from the start of their careers.

The brand-new series kicks off with six episodes including Rebecca taking a trip to the Midlands with Birmingham rapper Mist to the bail hostel where he lived and created some of his earliest music.

Other episodes feature Dotty exploring Nottingham with rap duo Young T & Bugsey revisiting their local community studio, Rebecca hitting the Irish capital with singer Jazzy in Dublin to the venue where she played her first shows, and Matt Wilkinson joins five-piece band Blossoms as they revisit the Alma Lodge Hotel in Stockport where members of the band used to work.

Rebecca also chats to Becky Hill at her family home in Worcestershire and visits Marple in Greater Manchester with Pip Millett to find out how it all began for her.

Matt Wilkinson said: “Origin Stories is like nothing we’ve done before on Apple Music, it’s so great to go back to the very beginning with these artists and we found they opened up so much because of the locations we were in.

“I loved being in Stockport with Blossoms and really tracing their story from the start, when no one knew how huge they’d be.”

All episodes of Origin Stories are available to listen now on Apple Music and Apple Podcasts.

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