Switched On Pop | D’Angelo and the Legacy of Voodoo (with Faith Pennick)
A podcast breaking down the music of pop hits.
Switched On Pop
Published 01 April 2020

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.

In the year 2000, D'Angelo released "Voodoo" - with some help from Questlove, Angie Stone, Raphael Saadiq, and a band of jazz veterans - an album that has cast a long shadow with its unique sound of stripped-down soul.

Faith Pennick, who literally wrote the book on the record, joins to break how D'Angelo broke the "shiny suit" regime of R&B, explore how he conjured the spirits of J Dilla, Prince, and Roberta Flack, and consider how one video almost derailed his career.

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