In a 22-minute recording on Soundcloud, Hadfield talks about the making of the album, from the challenges of recording music in space, to his lifelong relationship with music.
It is as if the album is just another avenue for Hadfield to share his experiences of space travel with the world. In his “making of” recording, he says, “How do we let people understand space flight? I talk about it, I show people pictures about it. I go to schools, I teach at university, I write about it.” And now, he sings about it, too.
And just in case you’ve forgotten, here’s the video that started it all: Hadfield’s cover of David Bowie’s Space Oddity (a bonus track that will be included in the album):
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