Have you heard about a brand-new Apple Music documentary mini-series about the creative processes behind some of the biggest songs? Allow us to fill you in with details.
- “The Spark” is Apple’s new mini-documentary series
- It focuses on the songwriting and creative process
- The first episode features singer and songwriter Cuco
- Apple in the past experimented with similar YouTube shorts
Watch “The Spark”, Apple Music’s new mini documentary series
The series is dubbed “The Spark,” with the first episode available on YouTube for free.
The seven-minute video focuses on Cuco, a Hawthorne, California-based singer, songwriter and record producer. Known in the real world as Omar Banos, Cuco gives us a glimpse into his creative process and explains how he wrote his trippy new track, titled “Under the Sun”.
From the video description:
In Episode One, we follow Mexican American singer-songwriter and visionary indie artist, Cuco. A deep dive into how he brings a song to life from first note, to final lyric, Cuco explains how Under the Sun took him over a year to finish. A song that explores magical realism, Under the Sun is an ode to Cuco’s roots.
You can watch the whole thing embedded right ahead.
The company describes “The Spark” as a documentary mini-series that explores “the origin stories of some of culture’s biggest songs and the creative journeys behind them.”
This is hardly the first such music-focused documentary from Apple.
On Apple Music and in the TV app, Apple hosts several full-length music documentaries that either the company itself filmed or bought rights to an existing one.
Some of the available documentaries include the acclaimed documentary about Rolland’s legendary TR-808 drum machine. Recently, Apple launched a mini-game show about music and culture, titled “Play, Pause, Delete,” which is also available on YouTube.