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Welcome!

My name's Clifford Stumme, and I explain the deeper meanings of popular songs. Let's have a conversation about what you think about the songs and go deeper together. Feel free to email me at clifford@popsongprofessor.com with questions or ideas!

Podcast: Katy Perry's "Chained to the Rhythm" Song & Music Video Deeper Meaning

Podcast: Katy Perry's "Chained to the Rhythm" Song & Music Video Deeper Meaning

This is one of my favorite songs of 2017 because it's so deep compared to most pop songs. There are several allusions and many metaphors and symbols in here, and it's a very worthwhile song to try to figure out. You may not agree with the politics of "Chained to the Rhythm," but it's worth your time to try to understand it and grapple with the issues being mentioned here. Enjoy everyone!

Clifford Stumme, AKA The Pop Song Professor

Podcast: "Green Light" by Lorde Is about Heartbreak...aaaaand Getting over It!

Podcast: "Green Light" by Lorde Is about Heartbreak...aaaaand Getting over It!

What does "Green Light" by Lorde mean?

What does "Green Light" by Lorde mean?