PODCAST: The Genius of Laurie Anderson and the Complexity of “O Superman”

A snippet of Laurie Anderson’s “O Superman” went viral on TikTok in late 2023. The lyrics sparked emotional testimonials from users, often with stories about their parents referencing the “mother” character in the song. As popular as “O Superman” became and found an audience among the new generation, the context of the song was overlooked, and thus the underlying message.

Natalie Gordon is a photographer for The Beacon. She can be reached at [email protected].

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