The ‘Song Exploder’ podcast has snagged itself a Netflix series. Hrishikesh Hirway’s podcast, which explores the creation of popular songs will be adapted into a TV series with Morgan Neville.
Set to launch Friday, 2nd October on the streaming platform, the trailer shows a bunch of big names set to appear in the first season. Alicia Keys will share the story behind ‘3 Hour Drive’, R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe will chat ‘Losing My Religion’, Ty Dolla $ign will chat ‘L.A.’, and Lin-Manuel Miranda will do ‘Wait For It’ from Hamilton.
“As a teenager, I used to sit in my room and listen to music while poring over the lyrics and liner notes and artwork until I could almost feel myself living in the world of the artist,” says the pod’s creator, Hrishikesh Hirway.
“It was the most incredible feeling, and with Song Exploder, I wanted to take that feeling and go even further. It’s been so exciting to turn it into a television show, because it’s provided a chance to immerse yourself in the music — and the ideas behind the music — in a deeper way than I ever imagined.”
The podcast was launched back in 2014 and has seen some massive guests like Lorde, Tame Impala, Metallica, and Fleetwood Mac. It also touches on a bunch of different genres which we love: from Jhene Aiko to Chvrches to 100 gecs and ODESZA.
You can catch the trailer for Netflix’s ‘Song Exploder’ below.