Switched On Pop | "evermore" of a good thing
A podcast breaking down the music of pop hits.
Switched On Pop
Published 15 December 2020
Taylor Swift

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.

Just five months after releasing her Grammy-nominated album “folklore”, Taylor Swift surprised fans with a continuation of sorts — her ninth studio album “evermore”.

Working with many of her “folklore” collaborators, Swift says that the team “couldn’t stop writing songs”. Like its sister album, “evermore” shies away from over-the-top pop production, and leans into Swift’s craft. Stripped of the highly produced synth layers from her “Lover” and “Reputation” era, Swift’s lyrics and vocal performance shine in their unvarnished restraint.

On this hour-long album, Swift shows her ingenuity with the building blocks of songwriting, giving us more of her signature Swiftian strengths: Lyrics, melody and story.

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