Introducing: Switched On Pop

Published: July 11, 2024, 6 a.m.

b'This week on One Song, we\\u2019re sharing another music podcast that LUXXURY and Diallo both love. It\\u2019s called Switched On Pop, and it\\u2019s about the making and meaning of popular music, hosted by musicologist Nate Sloan and songwriter Charlie Harding.\\n\\nThe episode we\\u2019re sharing focuses on the fact that the first half of 2024 has been for the \\u201cpop girlie.\\u201d It seems like every major artist who\\u2019s dominated the discourse this year has been a woman, ostensibly making music about what it means to be a woman. There\\u2019s Camila Cabello\'s "Chanel no.5,\\u201d Lorde and Charli XCX working out the labyrinth of emotions that come with female friendship on the \\u201cGirl, so confusing\\u201d remix, and Sabrina Carpenter\\u2019s ode to the female ego, \\u201cPlease Please Please." On this episode, Charlie, Nate, and Reanna \\u2013 with some insight from journalist Ilana Kaplan \\u2013 unpack these tracks at length, exploring what these artists are saying about femininity, and by extension, themselves.'