Dan Wilson on songwriting, vulnerability and new Semisonic music

Two men play guitar in the foreground with a drummer in the background.
The Minneapolis-founded band Semisonic performs at First Avenue in 2017. Semisonic’s new EP, “You’re Not Alone,” will be released Friday.
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Semisonic’s newest EP, “You’re Not Alone,” will be released Friday. It’s the first EP for the group since it reunited in 2017; Semisonic was founded in Minneapolis in 1995.

MPR News host Kerri Miller talked with Dan Wilson about what the pandemic has meant for musicians and live performance. They also discussed how creative expression in his life informs his work and how vulnerability is part of the process.


  • Dan Wilson is a singer, songwriter, producer and co-founder of Minneapolis-formed bands Trip Shakespeare and Semisonic. Semisonic’s new EP, “You’re Not Alone,” will be released Friday.

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