36 min

Who's Afraid of the Sound of TikTok? (w Cat Zhang‪)‬ Switched on Pop

    • Music Commentary

Bass distorted to the edge of audibility; voices croaking out dark and violent lyrics; a hacked-together DIY aesthetic. This isn't a fringe musical movement, this is the sound of TikTok, the video app used by millions in Generation Z. And soon enough it might also be the sound of pop as we know it. Cat Zhang from Pitchfork stops by to clue us into the sonic reality of music's newest platform, from Gordon Ramsay to pumpkins screaming in the dead of night.

Songs Discussed

Savage Ga$p, 93FEETOFSMOKE - Pumpkins scream in the dead of night

haroinfather, Savage Ga$sp - Tunnel of Love

Arizona Zervas - ROXANNE

HL Wave, Jhonny Flames - Gordon Ramsay

Hooligan Chase - A*****e

Comethazine - Walk

Peter Kuli, Jed Will - ok boomer

Young Spool, Jakob - WTF


Check out Cat's article The Anatomy of a TikTok Hit on Pitchfork
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Bass distorted to the edge of audibility; voices croaking out dark and violent lyrics; a hacked-together DIY aesthetic. This isn't a fringe musical movement, this is the sound of TikTok, the video app used by millions in Generation Z. And soon enough it might also be the sound of pop as we know it. Cat Zhang from Pitchfork stops by to clue us into the sonic reality of music's newest platform, from Gordon Ramsay to pumpkins screaming in the dead of night.

Songs Discussed

Savage Ga$p, 93FEETOFSMOKE - Pumpkins scream in the dead of night

haroinfather, Savage Ga$sp - Tunnel of Love

Arizona Zervas - ROXANNE

HL Wave, Jhonny Flames - Gordon Ramsay

Hooligan Chase - A*****e

Comethazine - Walk

Peter Kuli, Jed Will - ok boomer

Young Spool, Jakob - WTF


Check out Cat's article The Anatomy of a TikTok Hit on Pitchfork
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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