Trailer: Dua Lipa, Trent Reznor, The Killers, Natalia Lafourcade headline ‘Song Exploder Vol. 2’
Volume 2 premieres December 15 with four 25-minute episodes
Based on the acclaimed podcast of the same name, and from host Hrishikesh Hirway and Oscar-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville, each episode of Song Exploder features some of the world’s greatest musicians as they reveal how they brought one of their songs to life. The series weaves together in-depth interviews, archival footage, and raw recordings as each artist breaks down their song, layer by layer, sharing intimate insight into the personal inspiration behind the music and lyrics. Previous artists include Alicia Keys, Lin-Manuel Miranda, R.E.M., and Ty Dolla $ign.
For volume 2, Grammy winner Dua Lipa (whose new album Future Nostalgia is now Grammy-nominated for Album of the Year) delves into the personal struggles and musical influences that went into the making of her hit song “Love Again.” Multi-platinum band The Killers break down “When You Were Young,” the deeply personal song that felt like a turning point for the band. Oscar, Grammy and Emmy-winning composer and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Trent Reznor discusses powerfully haunting song “Hurt,” the final track on NIN’s second studio album, The Downward Spiral and Natalia Lafourcade, the Grammy and 14-time Latin Grammy-winning singer and songwriter, explains how she channeled her history and homeland of Veracruz, Mexico, to create the hit song “Hasta La Raíz.”
Song Exploder is produced by Tremolo Productions. Hrishikesh Hirway, Morgan Neville and Caitrin Rogers serve as Executive Producers and Dominic Musacchio serves as Co-Executive Producer. The series is based on the podcast by Hrishikesh Hirway. Episodes directed by Morgan Neville, Nicola B. Marsh, and Jason Zeldes.