‘Drawn & Recorded’

(Above: Hand-drawn animation of Curt Cobain. Source: YouTube)

The series uses hand-drawn animation to tell “the stories that fell through the floorboards of music history.” 

The animated show Drawn & Recorded: Modern Myths of Music returns next Friday, May 4, with a fourth season on DirecTV Now’s entertainment channel Audience.

Drew Christie directed and animated the 20 mini-episode series, which revisits music’s past through “the raspy, baritone voice” of T Bone Burnett.

Van Toffler, CEO and co-founder of Gunpowder & Sky, and music television producer Bill Flanagan co-produce the series that illustrates “a side of people behind the melodies that may never have been known.”

Drawn & Recorded is all about telling great music stories that have been locked away in folklore, and to tell them in a unique way,” said Toffler.

The new season’s debut episode focuses on Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, who fled communist Cuba after being detained as a suspected spy.

Future stories involve rapper MF Doom, country music’s the Carter Family, Elvis Presley, David Bowie and the Beatles.

This episode about Kurt Cobain is from a previous season:

You can stream Audience on DirecTV Now, which offers subscription plans starting at $35 a month for 60+ channels.

You can also watch a limited number of episodes from series such as Condor, Ice and Loudermilk – for free – on Audience’s website.

Drawn & Recorded episodes are also available on the music streaming platform Spotify.

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