53. Ariana Grande

53. The Puzzle of Ariana Grande’s “Into You” (with K. Flay)

“Into You” was one of the biggest hits of 2016, the stellar production of reclusive legend Max Martin combining with the acrobatic vocals of Ariana Grande to create an undeniable, ubiquitous earworm. With “Into You” still burning up the charts, we dive deep to uncover the insane puzzles, Trompe-l’oiel tricks and Baroque games that lie under the surface of this morsel of pop perfection.

PLUS, brilliant rocker and rapper K. Flay joins to discuss the mysteries of Ariana Grande and takes us through the composition of her own, bass-heavy anthem of catharsis, “Blood in the Cut.”

Featuring
• Ariana Grande – Into You
• K Flay – Blood in the Cut
• Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive
• J.S. Bach – A little hocket example
• Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman
• The Chainsmokers – Closer
• The Rolling Stones – Can’t Get No Satisfaction
• The Rolling Stones – Paint It Black