I’m suuuch a sell-out. Arcade Fire wins a Grammy and thennn I do a post about them. Hipsters are cursing my name as they kick a rock down a poorly paved street with their worn-down Converse sneakers. Okay. Over it. Can we all agree on that?
This song did not come to me as an early morning treat or Pandora discovery. It was a recommendation from a friend, which, if you ask me, is one of the best ways to find new music. I was told that this song had “piano, strings, guitar and stuff” throughout. To anyone that doesn’t know me all that well, any song with piano or strings has a big chance of pulling a Charlie Sheen and winning with me. And so began my love affair with OneRepublic…
This song has a particular quality to it that I can best describe in terms of movie scenes. Think: Cameron Diaz bopping around to The Killers a la The Holiday and Tom Cruise in Risky Business. Two very different movies with ridiculously similar scenes – the main characters completely lose themselves in the music, and have a great time dancing around by themselves.
Let’s judge them.
Who does that?
I challenge you to have a horrible time while listening to this song. Please, I beg of you, let me know if you do. Better idea…when you have the house to yourself, blast this song and act a fool. The rebellion might be a bit liberating.