Popcast (Deluxe): A.I. Pop Stars and Luke Combs’s ‘Fast Car’

Dissecting the recent wave of songs “by” Drake and others, plus your questions about band reunions, a rundown of new songs and more.
Popcast (Deluxe): A.I. Pop Stars and Luke Combs’s ‘Fast Car’

This week’s episode of Popcast (Deluxe), the weekly culture roundup show on YouTube hosted by Jon Caramanica and Joe Coscarelli, includes segments on:

  • The recent wave of generative A.I. music, including songs “by” Taylor Swift and Harry Styles, Drake and the Weeknd, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Michael Jackson and others

  • Luke Combs’s cover of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car,” which is now No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100, topping the original’s 1988 peak of No. 6

  • Viewer questions about band reunions and pop star protests

  • New songs from Doe Boy and Nia Archives

  • Snack of the week