Miike Snow’s “Genghis Khan”

Taking a look back at the irresistible alt-pop tune and the implications of its historical references

Jackalope Recordings Limited, (c) 2016

Last summer, this song seemed to be everywhere. It was constantly played on my local mainstream alternative radio station, Live 105, and I swear I heard it in commercials and in the supermarket. It may have not been THE song of the summer, but it was definitely a contender in the alt-rock world, and it was definitely always stuck in my head. The question is: what makes it so good? Let’s dive in. Continue reading “Miike Snow’s “Genghis Khan””