Max Martin

Obsessive Tendencies

Ariana Grande’s “Into You” Contains Infinite Universes

Some songs that carry you throughout the years, and evolve with each listen, and contain multitudes.
Daisy Jones
5.16.18
Holy Shit

Ariana Grande's New Song Quenched Thirsts I Didn't Know I Had

“No Tears Left To Cry” sounds like Cascada and DJ Sammy pushed into the zero-gravity pop future and produced by Max Martin.
Daisy Jones
4.26.18
Important Questions Raised By...

How Max Martin Built a Pop Sound Then Lost His Grip on the Charts

In 2017, for the first time in years, the frequent Taylor Swift and Katy Perry collaborator had no number 1s – might his reign be over?
Shaad D’Souza
1.29.18
Noisey News

The Backstreet Boys Sampled a Fart on One Of Their Biggest Hits

The band's secret is the little used 'pull my finger' recording technique.
Noisey Staff
8.14.17
Noisey News

Lorde Says Her New Album Tells The Story of One House Party and Has Similarities with Joni Mitchell's 'Blue'

And everything else there is to know about 'Melodrama,' due June 16.
Lauren O'Neill
4.13.17
Holy Shit

Listen to Justin Timberlake's New Song "Can't Stop the Feeling"

JT teams up with producer Max Martin for his first new song since 2013's '20/20 Experience.'
Andrea Domanick
5.6.16
Interviews

Sexism, Deceit, and Power: The Corrupt Mechanics Behind Modern Pop Music

A conversation about the murky values of the music industry with John Seabrook, author of 'The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory'.
Moya Lothian-McLean
2.10.16
Internet Exploring

Adele Is so Good at Writing Pop Songs She Just Recently Found Out Who Max Martin Was

When you're the world's number one pop star, who needs the world's number one songwriter?
Kyle Kramer
10.27.15
Op-Eds

How Successful Has The Weeknd's Pop Crossover Been?

With 'Beauty Behind the Madness,' Abel Tesfaye might have finally stopped ruining R&B and made an album with compassion.
Kyle Kramer
9.10.15
Longreads Or Whatever

How Widespread Is Ghostwriting in Music and How OK With It Should You Be?

Last month’s Meek vs Drake bunfight left a question mark hanging over the link between authorship and authenticity.
8.19.15
Thinkpieces And Shit

Why Is Swedish Pop so Damn Good?

Elliphant, NONONO, and Kate Boy weigh in.
Liza Darwin
11.1.05