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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: Is "Something Just Like This" by Coldplay & The Chainsmokers Deep or No Deep?

Podcast: Is "Something Just Like This" by Coldplay & The Chainsmokers Deep or No Deep?

"Something Just Like This" is hovering at number eight on the charts right now. It's popular because it's the work of two very different bands, and it's bringing those fans together. "Coldplay" (or particularly Chris Martin in this case) and The Chainsmokers have created a unique something here. The music sounds like The Chainsmokers, and the lyrics sound like a slightly less deep but still sweet Coldplay. In this episode, I explain every line of the song and explain how allusion plays into all of this, and I wonder at what another word for a "gaggle of gods" is. You'll see later. We also talk about the superhero mythos.

So good stuff basically. Enjoy!

Don't forget to email me at clifford@popsongprofessor.com with your thoughts and to rate/review the podcast on iTunes! That would seriously help me a ton. 

What does "Perfect Places" by Lorde mean?

What does "Perfect Places" by Lorde mean?

Podcast: My "Heathens" Explanation Was WRONG!!?? New PROOF!

Podcast: My "Heathens" Explanation Was WRONG!!?? New PROOF!