Genius — Song Lyrics + Knowledge Project

Genius — Song Lyrics + Knowledge Project

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Genius is your pocket guide to human culture.

Have you ever been confused by a song’s lyrics? Had trouble understanding a line from Shakespeare or the Bible? Struggled to understand the context of a news article that seems important?

With Genius, you'll never have to worry about this—or anything else—ever again. Genius breaks down lyrics and literature and the news with entertaining line-by-line annotations.

ANNOTATIONS EXPLAIN HUMAN CULTURE

Genius annotations:

- Explain stuff in plain English
- Reveal references and inside jokes
- Define unusual terms
- Check facts and claims
- Give context—how does a piece fit in with the author’s other work? With the genre as a whole?

Genius is like your smartest, most knowledgeable, most attractive friend, but instead of being a flaky pretentious human it's a fun iPhone app.

ANNOTATE THE WORLD FROM ANYWHERE

You’re the genius: highlight some text, tap “Annotate”, and share knowledge about the things you're obsessed with.

FIND LYRICS FOR THE SONGS PLAYING AROUND YOU

Just hold your phone up to the music, tap the soundwave button (powered by Gracenote!), and lo, the annotated lyrics appear! And easily navigate the lyrics for all the songs in your iTunes library.

REVEAL THE DEEP INTERCONNECTEDNESS OF CULTURE

No piece of human culture stands on its own, and Genius shows you how it's all connected. Start on a Kanye West song and with a tap, you'll find your way to the Bible verse he references, to the T. S. Eliot poem mentioning that verse, to the novel which pays homage to Eliot, to the episode of Breaking Bad where a character is reading the novel, to a news article about the episode!

What's New

We're psyched to introduce a completely new look for Genius. In this version, check out the new video player, beautiful album art on song pages, and shiny new designs for annotations.

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