Owen Pallett Explains Why Recent Hits By Ariana Grande, Haim, And Beyoncé Are So Likable

By Chris DeVille / June 3, 2014

One of the things Owen Pallett mentioned when we spoke with him about his great new In Conflict is that he doesn’t want to make a habit of breaking down the music theory behind pop hits as he did for Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream,” Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky,” and Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.” But it seems he couldn’t resist Buzzfeed’s invitation to take a crack at some more songs. In bite-sized bursts of intellect, Pallett offered his best attempt at dissecting Beyoncé and Jay Z’s “Drunk In Love,” Haim’s “If I Could Change Your Mind,” Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea’s “Problem,” Usher’s “Good Kisser,” and DJ Snake & Lil Jon’s “Turn Down For What” plus Pallett’s own “The Riverbed.” Read the results at Buzzfeed.