When I were a lad all records ended with a fade, nowadays not so much.
The fadeout has had an interesting journey throughout the history of recorded music. A random Youtube surfing session just brought this episode of Earworm (S1 E3) Titled: Why more pop songs should end with a fade out - made by the brilliant music documentary maker Estelle Caswell for the Vox channel.
Originally published in September 2017.
We hook up a bunch of synths - now where's my cape?