Justin Meyer & Benjamin Rohd, "Project Pop"

What is a pop song? What are the musical, lyrical, and technical themes present throughout pop music? What happens if we analyze these themes and generate a new song entirely from data? This project seeks to discover the scientific nature of pop music and the viability of formulaic music making through rigorous song analysis and data-driven song construction. We will start by quantifying songwriting and production decisions in many of today’s top hits. We will then average this data and use it to formulate a pop song of our own, combining the trends we observe with our own musical and lyrical inclinations.

Listen to "Butterflies" below!