‘Song Exploder’ Deep Dives Into The Creative Process Behind Your Favourite Songs Alongside Their Famous Creators

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There’s nothing quite like discovering your new favourite song and, of course, listening to it on repeat for the next month.

While the song as a whole offers plenty of euphoria, discovering the ins-and-outs of how it came to be can be just as thrilling. And thanks to Netflix, there is a new docuseries here to provide all of that and more.

Introducing: Song Exploder.

Created from a podcast from 2014, the docuseries follows host Hrishikesh Hirway’s one-on-one expeditions with famous musicians—including Alicia Keys and Dua Lipa—exploring precisely how they created their chart-topping hits.

Using a mix of interviews and behind-the-scenes footage, the series highlights the chaotic hiccups, breakthroughs and revelations that led to the creation of your favourite song. After all, who doesn’t want to know how their number one bop came to be?

Piqued your interest? Keep reading for everything you need to know about the docuseries, from the plot to the cast and where you can stream it in Australia.

What Is The Plot Of Song Exploder?

Based on the successful podcast of the same name, Hrishikesh Hirway has been conducting intimate one-on-ones with other famous musicians since 2014.  

In October 2020, Netflix brought Hirway’s podcast to life, which sees him physically meeting with famous musicians and deconstructing how they brought various songs to life. And with volume two of the docuseries on the horizon, there’s bound to be even more music knowledge for us to absorb.

One of the main differences between typical music journalism and Song Exploder is that at times in the show, the lens is pulled back slightly to offer the viewer more context about what the song meant for the artist. From behind-the-scenes on original studio recordings to the origins of random melodies, the docuseries pulls apart said hits to teach viewers how they came to be.

And for those looking to further their musical education, the show’s second volume will feature more award-winning artists, including Dua Lipa, The Killers and Nine Inch Nails, who each take Hirway into every facet that went into their chart-topping hits.

Intrigued? Check out the trailer below to see for yourself.

WATCH BELOW: Song Exploder Trailer

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Who Is In The Cast Of Song Exploder?

Obviously, Song Exploder features podcast and docuseries host Hrishikesh Hirway, but he is also accompanied by a number of extraordinary artists, including Alicia Keys, REM, Ty Dolla $ign, and Lin-Manuel Miranda in volume one, and Dua Lipa, Nine Inch Nails, The Killers, and Natalia Lafourcade in volume two.

Where To Watch Song Exploder In Australia

Interested? Lucky for us, the second volume of Song Exploder is set to premiere on December 15. In the meantime, you can catch up on volume one on Netflix.

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