Entering Beard Phase (with Mike Posner)

Nov 27, 2018, 05:00 AM

Mike Posner has written hits for himself like "I Took a Pill in Ibiza," and for stars from Justin Bieber ("Boyfriend") to Maroon 5 ("Sugar"), so he has insights for days on what makes a pop song work. We dig into Mike's excellent new track "Song About You," which leads to an exploration of songs that reuse the same melody for verse and chorus—from Prince to The Boss to Post Malone. Last, we consider "beard phase": a moment of artistic reinvention that every artist has in their career, whether you're Mike Posner, Ludwig van Beethoven, or Taylor Swift.Featuring:Mike Posner - Song About YouJean Ritchie - Barbary AllenOriginal Sacred Harp Singers - New Britain (Amazing Grace)Prince - I Wanna Be Your LoverPrince - Let's Go CrazyBruce Springsteen - Born in the U.S.A.Post Malone - RockstarBeethoven - String Quartet No 1 Op. 18/1Beethoven - String Quartet No 10 Op. 74/IIIBeethoven - String Quartet "Grosse Fuge"Taylor Swift - Teardrops on My GuitarTaylor Swift - We Are Never Ever Getting Back TogetherTaylor Swift - ...Ready For It?Beatles - Strawberry Fields ForeverDennis Wilson - River SongPeaches ft. Iggy Pop - Kick It Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices