"Oh, that Gerald..."
"Tell me about your textural variation and harmonic palette that you have going so far."
"Uh, well, that 9th—that telegraphed or is that just gratuitous coloration?"
"Well, let's hit the bridge. I'll tell you what you do. No new chords introduced. Get a split bar of 4 in there, and push the I, and then we'll slather the whole hell out of the thing with a semi-ironic Beach Boys vocal pad. And then an asymmetrical backhand. There's your bridge."
And thusly is outstanding pop created.