The series kicks off with Megan Thee Stallion
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By David Cohen

2 hours ago

Genius teamed up with Instagram on Lyric Reels, a series of 30-second Instagram Reels videos featuring artists discussing the lyrics of their newest hit songs and the stories behind them.

The series kicks off Monday with Megan Thee Stallion discussing “Body,” and artists set to appear in future installments include 24kGoldn and Tate McRae.

Lyric Reels can be viewed on select new song pages on the Genius site and iOS application, as well as the @genius Instagram account.

Genius, a destination for song lyrics and music knowledge, said Lyric Reels represents the first official video annotation integration on its site.

The company said in a statement, “When new music drops, fans flock to Genius.com to annotate and discuss the lyrics to the latest songs within minutes of their release. Starting today, select new song pages on Genius will include a Lyric Reels icon, indicating that you can watch a series of 30-second Lyric Reels featuring the artist providing exclusive new commentary on the lyrics and other behind-the-song details directly on the song page itself.”