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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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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We Don’t Talk Anymore Deconstructed

"We Don’t Talk Anymore" is the third single released from Charlie Puth’s debut studio album, "Nine Track Mind." It was written by Puth, Jacob Kasher, and the song’s featured artist, Selena Gomez. This meticulously well-crafted song is a playbook of hit songwriting techniques. It features…

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