Netflix's 'Song Exploder' Volume 2: Release date, musicians, format, trailer and all you need to know about the docuseries

The next volume will stick to the same premise, weaving together in-depth interviews, archival footage and raw recordings as each artiste breaks down their hit song, layer by layer


                            Netflix's 'Song Exploder' Volume 2: Release date, musicians, format, trailer and all you need to know about the docuseries
Dua Lipa, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails (Getty Images)

The next volume of 'Song Exploder' docuseries (based on the popular podcast) is set to drop on Netflix next week with an epic set of featured artists. Fans can look forward to seeing artists such as Dua Lipa and Nine Inch Nails on the second volume of the show.

Here's all you need to know about the docuseries.

Plot

The Hrishikesh Hirway-created podcast, which originally started back in 2014, has been picked up by streaming giant Netflix and turned into a docuseries. The podcast version is a biweekly show that features musicians talking about the creative process behind an individual song while deconstructing its composition into its component parts. Songs highlighted on the podcast version have ranged from pop to hardcore punk to television theme songs, film scores and video game music. Now, the next volume of the Netflix docuseries will stick to the same premise, weaving together in-depth interviews, archival footage and raw recordings as each artiste breaks down their hit song, layer by layer, and gives an intimate insight into the personal inspiration behind the music and lyrics.

Release date

'Song Exploder' will drop via Netflix on December 15.

Format

The upcoming episodes will once again feature some of the biggest names in music. The podcast has featured names such as Billie Eilish, Deftones, Selena Gomez, The 1975 and many more while Volume 1 of Netflix's 'Song Exploder' featured Alicia Keys, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Michael Stipe (R.E.M.). Check out the names featured on Volume 2 below.

Episode 1: Dua Lipa — 'Love Again'

One of the most powerful names in pop music this year, Dua Lipa will feature on the first episode of the upcoming 'Song Exploder'. Lipa will share details about her hit song 'Love Again' from her album 'Future Nostalgia' which saw her hitting No. 4 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

Episode 2: The Killers — 'When You Were Young'

The Killers will follow on the next episode, going in-depth on one of their most successful singles, 'When You Were Young', which featured as the lead single on their 2006 sophomore studio album 'Sam's Town'. The episode will reveal chord structures, unconventional equipment and techniques, an explanation on the famous line "He doesn't look a thing like Jesus. But he talks like a gentlemen. Like you imagined when you were young," and more.

Episode 3: Nine Inch Nails — 'Hurt'

Industrial rock icons Nine Inch Nails will be breaking down the composition on their 1995 Grammy-winning 'Hurt'. There's much to be said about the critically-acclaimed track, so fans will certainly want to hop onto Netflix for this must-watch episode.

Episode 4: Natalia Lafourcade — 'Hasta La Raíz'

Episode 4 will see influential musician and one of Latin America's most successful singers Natalia Lafourcade rediscovering her creative roots from the sounds of Veracruz and the rhythm of huapango folk music after stepping back from stardom. The episode will also break down the composition on her popular song 'Hasta La Raíz'.

Cast

Hrishikesh Hirway, who conceived the podcast, is the interviewer on the Netflix show. Hirway is an American musician, composer and podcaster. He has made records as The One AM Radio and scored the television show 'Everything Sucks!', and the films 'Our Nixon' and 'Save the Date'.

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