Wednesday, February 19, 2014

'Cool Kids' : Echosmith

The weather is starting to warm up in Nashville. I don't think it's going to stick just yet, but it seems everyone I run into is elated to be north of 30 degrees for a change. In that spirit, here's a song I've been meaning to post that sounds like it belongs in this upcoming season. It's "Cool Kids" by Southern California's sibling band Echosmith. The singer wishes she were one of the cool kids. I've always liked songs with those sentiments– they're weirdly sincere when you think about it. When Weezer sang about  wanting to be in Beverly Hills, it was like, "You'd admit that?" But who could blame them? Money doesn't buy happiness, but sure solves a lot of problems, as does popularity. So, here you have it– the latest entry in a vein of songs that dares to own up to our more shallow, and more human tendencies.


Aaron Dethrage said...

They have been spinning this on Lightning 100 quite a bit--it's infectious.

Aaron Dethrage said...

Listening to it again though, a lot of it sounds really fake to me--particularly the bass and some of the drums. It all sounds very computer generated, which disheartens me a bit.

Erin Carson said...

I don't disagree. The arrangement has a certain cheapness to it, but I still can't get it out of my head. You should do a proper version and show 'em how it's done. haha

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