"[Writing about music adds] an irreplaceable dimension to our experience of the artform. As long as humans crave music, they will also long to share their experiences of it.”
—From the introduction by Geeta Dayal
In Sound Bites: Big Ideas in Popular Music, writers reflect on the immense impact of popular music on our culture, our lives, and our ways of thinking about the world. The thirty selections in this exciting new collection explore popular music across genres and consider varied aspects of creating, listening, and performing. Inside you’ll find:
- Acclaimed authors, including James Baldwin, Bobbie Ann Mason, David Remnick, Sonia Sanchez, and Tracy K. Smith
- Writing on memory, fandom, patriotism, science, and soul
- Essays, short stories, lyrics, memoirs, and poetry
Please note, these books contain mature content.