Exploring the process of songwriting, following from pen and paper to first public performance.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Secrets of the Pop Song - Pop 2 (mixtape) - Netflix
Pop 2 is the fourth mixtape by English singer and songwriter Charli XCX, released on 15 December 2017 by Asylum Records. Executive produced by A.G. Cook of PC Music, sessions for the mixtape began just several months before its release and featured a wide variety of guest contributions. The project received praise from music critics, and was backed by the single “Out of My Head” featuring Alma and Tove Lo.
Secrets of the Pop Song - Critical reception - Netflix
At review aggregate site Metacritic, Pop 2 has an average score of 84 out of 100, based on 8 reviews, indicating “universal acclaim”. Meaghan Garvey of Pitchfork, who gave the album an 8.4/10, called it “the best full-length work of both Charli and PC Music’s respective careers,” opining that “though Pop 2 sounds like the future, even more delightful is the way it hybridizes sounds from the past two decades of weirdo electronics.” Ludovic Hunter-Tilney of Financial Times wrote that Charli XCX “stands out as a paragon of progressiveness,” opining that “on the majority of the tracks Charli and her producer Cook deploy their meta-pop tactics with a skilful sense of dramatic engagement.”
Secrets of the Pop Song - References - Netflix