Switched On Pop
About This Show
Pop music surrounds us, but how often do we really listen to what we’re hearing? Switched on Pop is the podcast that pulls back the curtain on pop music. Each episode, join musicologist Nate Sloan and songwriter Charlie Harding as they reveal the secret formulas that make pop songs so infectious. By figuring out how pop hits work their magic, you’ll fall in love with songs you didn’t even know you liked.
Most Recent Episode
72. Taylor Swift - I Did Something Bad + Getaway Car
6 days ago
Taylor Swift unveils a new, darker identity on her latest album "Reputation," and many have read the lyrics on her latest as not-so-subtle volleys in an ongoing celebrity feud. Still, a question remains: how does Swift cast this dark personality in music? Two songs offer evidence. Melodic drops and temporal gaps in "I Did Something Bad" signal the album's themes of descent and decay. On "Getaway Car," however, some of Swift's old songwriting tricks may betray her new persona.We also dug into Reputation and other great listener questions in our Reddit AMA.Featuring:Taylor Swift:•I Did Something Bad•Getaway Car•Trouble•Love Story•You Belong With Me•Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys - Away Out There•Imogen Heap - Hide and Seek•The Weeknd - Can't Feel My Face
Rated 5 out of
Highly recommend it.
I listen to a LOT of podcasts and this is up there with Start-up, This American Life, Reply-All, etc. My favorite of all of the music podcasts.
Date published: 2016-01-08