Melodic Design and Tove Lo’s “Habits (Stay High)”


On Episode 5 of Pop Unmuted, Scott and Kurt are joined by composer/orchestrator Andrew Fox and video game composer/developer Blake Reynolds to discuss various approaches to melodic design in pop music. Then we tackle the quickly rising hit “Habits (Stay High)” by Swedish artist Tove Lo.

People in this episode:

Andrew Fox

Andrew Fox is a songwriter, producer, and orchestrator for pop and theater.

Blake Reynolds

Blake Reynolds is a video game composer and developer with Dinofarm Games.

Scott Interrante

Scott Interrante holds a Master’s degree in Musicology from CUNY Hunter College focusing on contemporary pop music and masculinity. He hosts Pop Unmuted and K-Pop Unmuted

Kurt Trowbridge

Kurt Trowbridge is a web developer and freelance contributor to Billboard.com. He is the founder of Crownnote.com and the host of the Crowncast.

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