Feel It Still Deconstructed

Feel It Still is the second single from Portugal. The Man’s 2017 album, Woodstock. Equally accessible and left-of-center, the song has gone on to become the most successful of the band’s career, connecting with Portugal. The Man’s core Rock audience and successfully crossing over into…

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Look What You Made Me Do Deconstructed

"Look What You Made Me Do" is the lead single from Taylor Swift’s 2017 album, "Reputation." Panned by some and heralded by others, the Swift/Antonoff-penned track (with additional credits to Right Said Fred) marks a pronounced stylistic departure for Swift due to its darker, more…

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Believer Deconstructed

"Believer," the lead single from Imagine Dragons’ third studio album, "Evolve", is the fruit of a collaboration between Imagine Dragons and Pop hitmakers Mattman & Robin and Justin Tranter, who have also co-written hits for Selena Gomez, DNCE and Nick Jonas, among many others. The…

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Stay Deconstructed

Released in February 2017, "Stay" is a collaboration between EDM DJ/producer Zedd and vocalist Alessia Cara, whose emotive vocals bring the lovelorn lyrics to life. While the song possesses many characteristics that enable it to easily connect with a wide mainstream audience, it’s the atypical…

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Body Like A Back Road Deconstructed

Released in February 2017, Sam Hunt’s "Body Like A Back Road" was the first Country single to land in the Top 10 of the Hot 100 since the Florida Georgia Line / Nelly collaboration "Cruise" back in 2013. It performed exceptionally well on the Country…

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I Don’t Wanna Live Forever Deconstructed

Written for the blockbuster film "Fifty Shades Darker", "I Don’t Wanna Live Forever" marks the return of Taylor Swift for the first time since her 2014 album, "1989". The song was written by Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff and Sam Dew, with Antonoff producing the track.…

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Shape Of You Deconstructed

It’s safe to say that Ed Sheeran made the right decision when he chose to keep "Shape Of You" for himself as opposed to pitching it to other artists (Rihanna was one that he had in mind). Released as one of two lead singles from…

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Starboy Deconstructed

"Starboy" was the first single released from The Weeknd’s 2016 album of the same name. A collaboration with EDM superstars Daft Punk, this dark, moody, cocky song struck a chord with listeners, landing in the Top 10 on over 40 charts throughout the world, and…

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Side To Side Deconstructed

Released in August 2016, "Side To Side" was the third single released from Ariana Grande’s third studio album, "Dangerous Woman." Co-written by an all-star team of hitmakers, one of whom is Max Martin, "Side To Side" possesses an array of standout features that contributed to…

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Closer Deconstructed

Released in July 2016, "Closer" was the third single from The Chainsmokers' EP, "Collage." It features a duet between Andrew Taggart and Halsey, who depict two exes that hook up following a multi-year hiatus. While "Closer" possesses many of the core characteristics found in hit…

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