fun. premiere new song
2011-09-19 by Antonio Sanchez | 60 Comments
Indie-pop group fun. have posted their first single off their upcoming record, "We Are
Young," featuring Janelle Monae.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KmCguRVnvc
Tagged: fun.

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Spec
September 20th 2011
27173 Comments


Sounds gay.

Waior
September 20th 2011
11451 Comments


no thanks

Lucid
Contributing Reviewer
September 20th 2011
7026 Comments


terrible.

Digging: Perfume Genius - Too Bright

LiveByFaith
September 20th 2011
141 Comments


so good.

thatoneguy726
September 20th 2011
1632 Comments


It's growing on me. I refuse to lose hope for the new album. It sounds better if you think that it
might be some kind of retro throwback type sound instead of just weird production...

The fanboy inside me just can't hate it. I might even love it.

darkbunny
September 20th 2011
141 Comments


FUCKING LOVE THIS SONG.

El_Goodo
September 20th 2011
1008 Comments


Definitely not terrible, but not as immediately good as anything off the first album and definitely not the same kind of vibe as anything off that album either. I'm sure it'll grow on me, Nate is a talented vocalist and writer, I was unsure about "Stitch Me Up" at first but that one grew on me pretty quickly. The only song I truly dislike by these guys is their awful Christmas song.

thatoneguy726
September 20th 2011
1632 Comments


Yeah "Stitch Me Up" is flippin awesome. haha, that Christmas song is definitely not the best. It's on my Christmas mix and is pleasant the first few times each year so far, but it's kind of whatever

Whatsgood
September 20th 2011
177 Comments


Not too big on the more synth-pop sound but it's not bad, if the rest of the album is only this good then it'll be kind of a let down though. Not even as good as the worst songs off Aim and Ignite.

El_Goodo
September 20th 2011
1008 Comments


Second listen and it's already growing on me. Came on here before bed to check out the news and "fun. premiere new song" was the best thing I could have read.

Lucid
Contributing Reviewer
September 20th 2011
7026 Comments


I hate the "set the world on fieeARE!" hook. Rest of the chorus is bad too though so I guess it fits.

astrel
September 20th 2011
2614 Comments


Is Janelle Monae really in the song or was I just not paying enough attention?

thatoneguy726
September 20th 2011
1632 Comments


I think she's the focus of the first half of the bridge, and possibly singing with Nate at various points throughout the whole song.

jdennis31
September 20th 2011
6511 Comments


i liked the song alot. i like the guys voice and as much as i loved aim and ignite this has more of a steady flow and easier listening.

Steoandnoodles
September 20th 2011
2832 Comments


Production is woeful on this track.

crazyblinddude
September 20th 2011
3389 Comments


Ehhh it's alright. Not even close to his best though, or even fun.'s.

HBFS
September 20th 2011
1259 Comments


it's alright, they can do so much better though

Digging: Banks - Goddess

iFghtffyrdmns
September 20th 2011
7047 Comments


why hasn't anyone pointed out that fun. isn't very fun. at all

static2dope
September 20th 2011
898 Comments


you guys are dumb. this band can do no wrong.

iFghtffyrdmns
September 20th 2011
7047 Comments


you're right they sure can

defjaw83
September 20th 2011
1769 Comments


lol

TrstN01
September 20th 2011
800 Comments


"you guys are dumb. this band can do wrong."

Yeah, Light A Roman Candle With Me. I don't like that song very much. Listening to this now.

Veldin
September 20th 2011
1221 Comments


I really miss The Format, when it was Nate and Sam, but oh well...

Digging: Kayo Dot - Coffins On Io

sleepyhead
September 20th 2011
593 Comments


a bit disappointing methinks

TrstN01
September 20th 2011
800 Comments


Ok, I like this song a lot. My one complaint is the "we are young, so let's set the world on fire." Too close to "do you remember when you were young and wanted to set the world on fire," which is already in at least two songs.

FlyingLumberjack
September 20th 2011
4 Comments


lyrics sound like angels and airwaves

TrstN01
September 20th 2011
800 Comments


^ true. never thought about that. although you (most likely) mean that in a bad way, i actually like AVA's lyrics, so...

Steoandnoodles
September 20th 2011
2832 Comments


Surprised there are so many people on Youtube and Facebook that like it. It's crap.

RosaParks
September 20th 2011
14910 Comments


Okay song
not good enough

Steoandnoodles
September 20th 2011
2832 Comments


Album is going to suck hard.

El_Goodo
September 20th 2011
1008 Comments


Surprised there are so many people on Youtube and Facebook that like it. It's crap.


Your surprised people have a different opinion than you? Your in for a sad wake up call one of these days.

Steoandnoodles
September 20th 2011
2832 Comments


No, I'm surprised because it's such a different song from anything on Aim & Ignite. I thought it'd alienate more people than it did but I guess they hopped on board regardless.

Way to jump to conclusions buddy. =P

SmurkinGherkin
September 20th 2011
1769 Comments


Yeah that chorus hook sucked. Rest of the song is okay though.

ZippaThaRippa
September 20th 2011
2418 Comments


"terrible."

What the fuck? Are you high?

Phideaux
September 20th 2011
1654 Comments


Not as good as I was hoping for but better than you guys are making it out to be. The other song they've been playing live rules though

dixoncocks
September 20th 2011
2574 Comments


"Yeah, Light A Roman Candle With Me. I don't like that song very much. Listening to this now."

That was one of my favorite tracks off aim and ignite

Digging: Haste the Day - Attack of the Wolf King

raggedragamuffin
September 20th 2011
689 Comments


my appreciation for fun has definitely followed the bell curve over time. can't really stand anything except for walking the dog anymore. miss the format.

Lucid
Contributing Reviewer
September 20th 2011
7026 Comments


"What the fuck? Are you high?"
If I was high I'd say it's pretty good. But I'm not and it isn't.

TrstN01
September 20th 2011
800 Comments


""Yeah, Light A Roman Candle With Me. I don't like that song very much. Listening to this now."

That was one of my favorite tracks off aim and ignite "

It's the only one I never listen to.

TrstN01
September 20th 2011
800 Comments


"No, I'm surprised because it's such a different song from anything on Aim & Ignite. I thought it'd alienate more people than it did but I guess they hopped on board regardless.

Way to jump to conclusions buddy. =P"

Or maybe we just actually enjoy the song? I think he was right about you not liking different opinions"

Steoandnoodles
September 20th 2011
2832 Comments


Dude; it's a totally different sound with Nate's vocals even being tweaked. I was positive other
people would dislike it. And I'm sort of right, certainly didn't get the valued praise a new fun.
song normally would.

Yeah, if you like it: fine. All I was implying was that I didn't think other fellow fun.(and Nate
Ruess) fans would like it simply because it's such a different song. Certainly got lukewarm response
here, so...

I'm not saying I didn't think others would like it because I don't. I'm saying I didn't think others
would like it because of the general formality of a fun. song not being this.

paxman
September 20th 2011
4084 Comments


"Steoandnoodles", you're not even making sense anymore. Just shut up.

TrstN01
September 20th 2011
800 Comments


I get what he's saying. He didn't think people would like it because it's different from what fun. has been in the past.

Steoandnoodles
September 20th 2011
2832 Comments


Exactly. So now you see why I'm pulling my hair out trying to explain it. =P

Yeah, I didn't think people would like all the synths and stuff. It's such a sudden change.

See if more people read comments carefully on Sputnik; they might know what's going on *cough Paxman
*cough

Wildcatforever
September 20th 2011
441 Comments


First fun. song I haven't really liked. Weird

ant4tbc
September 20th 2011
373 Comments


The only other new song I've heard by them, "What the Fuck," is seriously great soooo hopefully this is just one of the weaker tracks.

Steoandnoodles
September 20th 2011
2832 Comments


Ah well 'What The Fuck' and 'Carry On' are awesome, so I'm just going to count 'We Are Young' as the sleeper for the album. =)

CelestialDust
September 20th 2011
3155 Comments


i was expecting to hear several dogs taking a shit

but it was just boring

TheStarclassicTreatment
September 20th 2011
2910 Comments


Great song.

That hook is huge and very Coldplay-esque.

Eulogize
September 20th 2011
2969 Comments


It was okay, not as good as anything off of Aim And Ignite.

Circa4life
September 20th 2011
289 Comments


I though it was pretty good, nothing amazing but a good one.

Fieryfenderz
September 20th 2011
1441 Comments


I love fun.

TrstN01
September 20th 2011
800 Comments


What The Fuck better be on the album. I love that song.

Steoandnoodles
September 21st 2011
2832 Comments


...Ah crap it's growing on me. =/

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
September 21st 2011
20857 Comments


I don't mind this song, but Monae is totally wasted because of the "na na na na's" over-powering her in the mix.

Steoandnoodles
September 21st 2011
2832 Comments


I agree. That whole bridge is totally ruined by the mix. =/

thatoneguy726
September 21st 2011
1632 Comments


Yes!!!!!!! It's growing on you? A lot?

Steoandnoodles
September 21st 2011
2832 Comments


Yeah, it's growing on me. I'm even starting to like the hook.
"Set the world on fiiiya!" still not mad on the whole production of it but the base song itself: I like.

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
September 21st 2011
20857 Comments


I'd agree with Stephen on the whole. Unsure I'd want a whole album of that type of sound, but it will interesting to see how they integrate it in if the style generally reverts back to 'A&I'.

Steoandnoodles
September 22nd 2011
2832 Comments


What I think is that this song will sound distinct. One thing I personally found with A&I was that it
wasn't very coherent in that styles and sounds changed per song, you know?

I think we'll get that on album number two. Each song will sound individual, you know?

Edit: I've gone back to hating 'We Are Young'. It's so bad.



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