Average Jane



Their Name is fun. (NSFW)

I can’t listen to fun. at work. No, they aren’t pornographic. Their music isn’t laced with Four Letter Words.

It’s the whistling. They make me whistle. And hum. And tap my fingers and toes. They make me want to dance and that is just not conducive to any sort of work environment, least of all an open office with 3 poor souls just trying to do their job. 

It’s the super fucking sweet lyrics and the beats that won’t quit. It’s the ridiculously catchy melodies that get stuck. in. my. head.  All day. All fucking day. 

And the whistling. THE WHISTLING. 

I can’t say, “Oh, I knew them when…” but I knew them before the brilliant Ad Man put Fun.’s anthemic song “We Are Young” in their Superbowl commercial. They were the first song on Sean Parker‘s Spotify playlist disappointingly and appropriately called Hipster International. Something about the song was so inspired. So different from what was out there. The beat was pulsing (ugh – I know, I know but it *was* pulsing) and the chorus made me want to stand up and throw my first up in angsty gusto. And it made me want to jump in my car and drive really, really fast. Apparently I wasn’t the only one.

You know the hit the big time when the New York Times writes a Big Long Article about them. So fancy – so mainstream. So… close to losing the indie cache that I wish they had kept for just a moment longer.

This has been the season of Songs Stuck In My Head. First “Shake it Out” by Florence and the Machine. Then “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye. Then, “Anna Sun” by Walk The Moon. But it’s been a long time since I’ve been this excited about a band — every song inspired, every song unique. 

But not to be listened to in public. Unless you have no shame. Which, as you know, I don’t.

Yup – I’m back in Fan Girl form (similar to but different from that small hiccup with Say Anything from a few years back. What up, Max Bemis?!) But this is better, surely. 

This band is for real. And really fun. Period.

 

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