The first single from fun. from their upcoming album (not yet titled, due out next year) is officially here, and it’s pretty freaking cool. “We Are Young” features Janelle Monae ___. Download it here, listen below, or watch the video above. As for the music video…weird. In a nutshell (spoiler alert), a half-Asian Natalie Portman sits on a bed carving an apple while having some sort of metaphorical sexual experience (I think…), slices her hand open, bleeds a lot, then smiles as she applies her blood as lipstick and falls back onto the bed. Artsy? Whatever…
…The song is the important part, anyways. It has a killer intro with a sly little drum beat backing Nate’s incredible songwriting. While, musically, the song gets a little repetitive by about a minute and a half (sadly, it lacks some of the quirk that has characterized fun.’s sound; i.e., trumpet, flugelhorn, glockenspiel, etc.), Nate’s able lyricism is undeniable, and their is a good pace change from the intro to the meat of the song. Overall the song is, as I’ve said, pretty freaking cool–I mean, I already have that piercing chorus stuck in my head.
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