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Singer-songwriters Aimee Mann and Ted Leo are often at opposite ends of the volume knob. But what started as separate sets during a mutual tour, then a few walk-ons during Leo’s solo set, is now an adventure in collaboration and mutual songwriting — and the birth of The Both. Months after this Tiny Desk Concert, which we recorded in February, there’s an album. For the announcement of that record, Leo said, “The writing process has largely been long-distance, but it’s been line by line, verse by verse, part by part; we’ll send each other something and go back and forth until it’s finished.”

When they showed up to play together at the Tiny Desk, there was a lot of uncertainty and a sense of adventure. The performances weren’t about perfection so much as inspiration, with Mann rocking a bit more and Leo hunting for subtlety in his guitar playing. It wasn’t compromise, though, so much as a creative challenge that’s unfolding during this set — one of their earliest public performances of these songs. It’s fascinating to watch them sing in uncharted territory. –BOB BOILEN

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Formerly of Supertramp Roger Hodgson is the composer and Songwriter of The Logical Song. Roger won the Ivor Novello Award from The British Academy of Composers and Songwriters for The Logical Song being named the best song both musically and lyrically. It also has the distinction of becoming one of the most quoted lyrics in schools.

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