Two of my favorite things on earth are music and film, so put those two things together, and I’m going to love it. And, quite frankly, so will YOU!
There is a new series on Netflix, called Song Exploder, and it is my new obsession. Have you heard about it?
So, Song Exploder started as a podcast — a really awesome podcast. If you have never heard of it, you aren’t alone. I’d never heard of it until this series came to Netflix, but now there’s no going back.
Song Exploder is a podcast where musicians take apart their songs, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made — Using the isolated, individual tracks from a recording, (the host) asks artists to delve into the specific decisions that went into creating their work. (The editor) edits the interviews, removing his side of the conversation and condensing the story to be tightly focused on how the artists brought their songs to life.SongExploder.net
The Netflix series is basically the same thing as the podcast, it’s just in a visual format, which is hella cool!
What first caught my eye, and dragged me in, was the interview with Michael Stipe about the metamorphosis that was Losing My Religion — one of my favorite songs EVER.
We get to hear what was going through Michael’s mind as he was writing the song. He takes it line by line, and he talks about what each part means. To say it is so very interesting is a grave understatement.
Then, I learned there are even MORE episodes!! Volume 1 of the series features 4 different artists: R.E.M., Alicia Keys, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Ty Dolla $ign.
Each episode is less than 30 minutes long, so it is super easy to commit to — and if you’re anything like me, you’ll have the whole thing watched in less than 2 hours!
Now, there’s only ONE problem. I need a Volume 2!!
See the trailer for the series below. And then, go to Netflix, and watch them all!
Once you finish Song Exploder, you have to go watch Enola Holmes on Netflix. I was pleasantly surprised by this quirky little show that stars Millie Bobby Brown as the younger sister of Sherlock Holmes!