Netflix series Song Exploder reveals secrets behind R.E.M., Alicia Keys, and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s biggest hits

//Netflix series Song Exploder reveals secrets behind R.E.M., Alicia Keys, and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s biggest hits

Netflix series Song Exploder reveals secrets behind R.E.M., Alicia Keys, and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s biggest hits

Among the first instruments you hear in Losing My Religion, the 1991 smash hit by R.E.M., is a mandolin. Played by guitarist Peter Buck, the minimalist melody moves through the song virtually unimpeded. Take it away and the song collapses. Opt instead for a piano, saxophone or a distorted electric guitar and it’s a different thing altogether.But why? And how did that mandolin riff, combined with bassist Mike Mills’ fluid undercurrent, Bill Berry’s disco-informed drumming and singer Michael…

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