By Asaf Peres
Calvin Harris and Rihanna's iconic collab, "We Found Love" (2011), is is one of the most cleverly constructed songs of this decade. It's a pop song embedded within an EDM track. While most hybrid songs fuse two genres into a single song structure, Harris keeps both structures in tact by taming the sonic development of the pop song structure in "We Found Love" just enough so that its internal progressions can act as 'supersections' within the larger EDM-track structure.
Really cool stuff!
To gain a better understanding of the setup-buildup-climax progressions, check out my blog post about Sonic Functions.
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