Saturday, June 23, 2012

Friday Feature: fun.

Because of living abroad for sometime and therefore not watching TV regularly anymore, I was absolutely shocked to see a band I discovered on an indie music site being played on commercial music channels. I've been meaning to write about that band for a while now, but I have to admit that after noticing them getting some mainstream success I thought of leaving the feature out.

Of which I feel extremely ashamed.

It would have also been a complete musical murder not to feature the alternative rockers/power poppers fun. Based in New York, the band relies on quirky melodies and lyrics, which reminds me of British pop star Mika. On top of that I get a feeling of being preached by a missionary somewhere in Africa with the passion lead man Nate Ruess sings and how the drums are being hit.

You probably might know fun. already from their hit single "We Are Young", which reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming the first alternative single to reach the chart since Coldplay's "Viva la Vida" in 2008. In addition to their success in the music scene, the band promotes gay rights, which is always a plus when someone with influence uses their voice for good.

I'll definitely try to go see fun. at their Helsinki gig in September; I'm dying to get myself one of their cool band shirts.. In the meanwhile have a listen to their second album "Some Nights" below.

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