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.
Bass distorted to the edge of audibility; voices croaking out dark and violent lyrics; a hacked-together DIY aesthetic. This isn't a fringe musical movement, this is the sound of TikTok.
And soon enough it might also be the sound of pop as we know it. Cat Zhang from Pitchfork stops by to clue Nate and Charlie into the sonic reality of music's newest platform, from Gordon Ramsay to pumpkins screaming in the dead of night.
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