The other day, I was in what I like to call the DISCO ROOM of Fitness4Less, watching a music video for a track called ‘We Are Young’. The single in question is by a band called Fun, and made my ears prick as it features Notion favourite Janelle Monae. ‘Oh jeeze, it’s one of those euphoric indie pop anthems that would be oh so popular in America – shucks, I wouldn’t be surprised if this were on Glee’, I thought to myself as I put my iPod in my ears and started listening to Kiss FM, my choice radio station for #workingout. I couldn’t run to ‘We Are Young’, so I was already a little disheartened, and after researching more into the band I discovered that this track was IN FACT featured on Glee (lame points to me for guessing).
Frontman Nate Ruess was formerly in mid ’00s pop punk band The Format, and the group’s devoted fan base have obviously followed him and brought with them a wealth of new listeners – most of America, actually, seeing as ‘We Are Young’ was #1 in the US. And Australia. I don’t actually like the track, or any of the other of Fun’s songs that I’ve heard either. But they were number one in America so they must be doing something right. I don’t see the band getting more successful over here than they’ve gotten already, unless they make a perfect Gotye-style pop song or get David Guetta to make a club remix for ‘em. Most of the UK’s chart music lovers will be listening to this, exclaiming ‘WHERE’S THE DROP?!’ every thirty seconds; but if you’re 12-14 years, like Tumblr, ponies and editing pics of you and your mates with Facebook apps then you may want to listen to these guys.