Why more pop songs should end with a fade out

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The fade out is underrated. It should come back.

The fade out in music is one of those necessary tools in a record producers arsenal. But if you listen to today's hits it's much more likely you'll hear a song that has a hard abrupt electronic ending. Bill Weir, wrote a great piece at Slate a few years ago tracking the rise and fall of the fade out in pop music: from one of the very first fade outs created by a literal wooden door to the epic 4 minute fade out of "Hey Jude." In the video above he brings me through that sonic journey.

Here's the Slate article for reference: http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/music_box/2014/09/the_fade_out_in_pop_music_why_don_t_modern_pop_songs_end_by_slowly_reducing.html

Love fake-out fade outs like the one in Strawberry Fields Forever? Here are 25 more: https://open.spotify.com/user/joeposner/playlist/3Sm4iaifHeN1UQrWYWUIiy -joe

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