Reanna Cruz is the producer of the Vulture podcast Switched on Pop.

  1. switched on pop
    What We Owe Lil Jon, King of CrunkA close look at the origins of the genre and its wide-ranging influence.
  2. switched on pop
    Feeling Fine With Faye WebsterThe genre-defying singer-songwriter discusses the anomalous sound behind her two latest singles, “Lifetime” and “But Not Kiss.”
  3. switched on pop
    Business Is Booming for Metro BoominA deep look into the extended production catalogue of Atlanta’s modern trap savant.
  4. switched on pop
    The Art of Flow With DJ Jazzy Jeff“Flow is something that not a lot of people understand,” says the veteran DJ, “but you feel it.”
  5. emergency discunchkin
    Is Ice Spice’s Munchkin Dunkin’ Drink the Next Grimace Shake?Forget slushies; this thing is a sludgy.
  6. chartbreakers
    How Peso Pluma is Leading a Mexican Regional Moment on the ChartsThe 23-year-old face of a new trend has nine songs on the Hot 100. Also in this Chartbreakers: TikTok hits, remix strategies, and … bullying works?
  7. max and mingle?
    Imagine Trying to (HBO) Max and Chill With a Pickle Rick AVILawrence from Insecure: 🚩🚩🚩🚩
  8. switched on pop
    Let’s Give a Close Listen to Eurovision 2023’s Six Front-runnersAll of the song contest’s odds-on favorites are over-the-top, but only one of them is way, way over.
  9. the festival circuit
    I Found Mi Gente at CoachellaThe festival’s Latin takeover was long overdue.
  10. the festival circuit
    Did Frank Ocean Even Want to Be at Coachella?It seemed like he was winging it.
  11. coachella 2023
    The Highs, Lows, and Whoas of Coachella 2023LITERAL HIGH: Pusha T’s “Welcome to Cokechella” sign.
  12. one of the bredrins
    Of Course Jai Paul’s Coachella Set Was MysteriousThe reclusive artist spent his first performance lurking in the shadows.
  13. chat room
    For 100 Gecs, This Is What Sincerity Sounds Like“We’re not gonna make music that we think is bad.”
  14. i feel the need
    The Rise of the Sped-Up RemixMusic’s hottest new trend is the Chipmunk effect. How did we get here?
  15. switched on pop
    The L.A. Guitar Shop Reinventing Indie FolkEveryone from Taylor Swift to Phoebe Bridgers is on an Old Style kick.
  16. appreciations
    Los Espookys Was a BlessingIn the queer Latinx horror aficionados at the center of the series, I saw the people I surround myself with on-camera for the first time.
  17. vulture lists
    The 23 Best TV Shows to Stream As You’re Falling AsleepThrow on what the sleep scientists call a “low-challenge show.”
  18. switched on pop
    Cuddle Up to the Sweet, Soft Sounds of Sapphic PopTegan and Sara, King Princess, and even Hozier soundtrack a feeling of femme4femme yearning.
  19. switched on pop
    You Haven’t Heard ‘Stayin’ Alive’ Like This BeforeScary Pockets and Lizzy McAlpine show how they put a distinct spin on the Bee Gees classic.
  20. switched on pop
    How Midnights Sonically Convinces Us That Taylor Swift Actually Broke CurfewHint: With the help of “a very low, almost boiling bass patch that adds an air of discomfort to whatever it accompanies.”
  21. switched on pop
    Something Good Is About to Happen to Steve LacyHis songs “Dark Red” and “Bad Habit” soundtrack hundreds of thousands of TikToks, and his popularity is only building from there.
  22. switched on pop
    Is Releasing an Album a Painful Breakup or a Beautiful Link to the World?Sylvan Esso’s Amelia Meath talks to Maggie Rogers, Jeff Tweedy, Bartees Strange, and Katie Gavin about the emotional difficulty of releasing a record.
  23. my single is dropping
    Nickelback Asks the Burning Question: Remember the ’80s?They made their own “1985.”
  24. switched on pop
    Santigold Was Combusting From the Pressures of LifeCreating her new album, Spirituals, was “my way to escape and create some beauty and light to grasp onto and move toward.”
  25. switched on pop
    Lady Gaga Loves Her Pequeños MonstruosA brief timeline of the Latin music touches in Mother Monster’s catalogue.
  26. switched on pop
    Demi Lovato Knows All the Highs and ‘Whoas’ of Pop PunkOn “Substance,” she flexes her intimate familiarity with the genre.
  27. too sexy for this sample
    How Sexy Is Sampling Right Said Fred’s ‘I’m Too Sexy’?Beyoncé is the latest star to take a turn on the duo’s catwalk.
  28. vulture sports
    Vince McMahon Retires From WWE Amid InvestigationMr. McMahon has finally been handed his own catchphrase. Sort of.
  29. switched on pop
    How Abortion-Rights Chants Became an AnthemThe moment the singer MILCK heard “We won’t go back” during a protest, she knew she had the makings of a song.
  30. my single is dropping
    Bella Poarch Leads Fem-Bot Army, Fistfights With Grimes, in ‘Dolls’ VideoThe next chapter in the BPCU (Bella Poarch Cinematic Universe) is here.
  31. podcasts
    Harry’s House Is Powered by Harry’s HornsHarry Styles’s recent album taps into the 1980s and the percussive, full-bodied horn sections of that era.
  32. switched on pop
    The House Music That Beyoncé BuiltHer new single, “Break My Soul,” taps into the genre’s long, vibrant history.