Netflix has announced a documentary series based on the popular Song Exploder podcast, which debuted in 2014 and focuses on notable musicians breaking down the process behind the creation of their songs. Alicia Keys, Ty Dolla $ign, Michael Stipe (breaking down the R.E.M. hit ‘Losing My Religion’) and Lin-Manuel Miranda are set to feature as guests in the first season of the series. Watch the first trailer below.
“As a teenager, I used to sit in my room and listen to music while poring over the lyrics and liner notes and artwork until I could almost feel myself living in the world of the artist,” creator Hrishikesh Hirway said in a statement. “It was the most incredible feeling, and with Song Exploder, I wanted to take that feeling and go even further.”
He added: “It’s been so exciting to turn it into a television show, because it’s provided a chance to immerse yourself in the music, and the ideas behind the music, in a deeper way than I ever imagined.”
The TV series is set for global release on October 2nd. Since its debut, the podcast has had 192 episodes with guests that include Fleetwood Mac, Lorde, Solange, U2, Metallica, and the Roots.