Switched On Pop | Chasing old sounds: Djo's "End of Beginning" with Joe Keery
A podcast breaking down the music of pop hits.
Switched On Pop
Published 09 April 2024
Joe Keery

Pop music surrounds us, but how often do we really listen to what we’re hearing? Switched on Pop is the podcast that pulls back the curtain on pop music. Each episode, join musicologist Nate Sloan and songwriter Charlie Harding as they reveal the secret formulas that make pop songs so infectious. By figuring out how pop hits work their magic, you’ll fall in love with songs you didn’t even know you liked.

Joe Keery is best known for his acting roles, such as the reformed jock Steve Harrington in "Stranger Things" and his chilling performance in season 5 of "Fargo". But he's also a spectacular musician.

Rising through the Chicago music scene in college, he has self-released two albums under the moniker 'Djo'. His latest work, "Decide" from 2022, serves as a coming-of-age story and a meditation on navigating modern life.

Despite strong initial reviews, the album only gained widespread attention two years later when its breakout hit "End of Beginning" became a soundtrack for youthful nostalgia on TikTok, casting Keery as an accidental pop star.

Joe Keery joined Switched On Pop to discuss the creation and significance of "Decide".

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