Thursday, January 5, 2012

Fun with a full stop


That's not a statement, it's a band name. Or maybe it's both. It's still early, ok?

Anyway, Funfullstop are a three-piece power pop outfit from the US, where they've been off on tour with the likes of Paramore, Panic! At The Disco and Janelle Monae. But they make their living from syncs (that's getting your song played on TV, not the thing you wash your hands in) - having featured on adverts for Expedia and TV shows like Chuck and Glee.

In fact, the cast of Glee covered the band's latest single last year, long before they intended to release it. Called We Are Young, it's a track from Funfullstop's forthcoming second album, Some Nights, and it features the awesome Janelle Monae on co-lead vocals.

Speaking to music website The Blue Indian, singer Nate Reuss explained that the collaboration came about before the two acts ever laid eyes on each other:

"Unfortunately we didn’t meet Janelle until the first day of tour - and she’s awesome! But fortunately technology allowed her to hear the song, decide she wanted to be a part of it, and record it in some foreign country (Germany?) while we were in LA making the album. We are all so flattered that someone as incredible as she is, liked the song enough to sing on it."

We Are Young has the definite whiff of a beginning-of-the-year one hit wonder - like Owl City's Fireflies in 2010 - but it's still a jaunty little pop song. The video has just been released and it ends with everyone having a gigantic scrap in a pub.

Fun. ft Janelle Monae - We Are Young

Did you have trouble spotting exactly where Janelle's bits came in that song? This acoustic performance should clear matters up.

Fun. ft Janelle Monae - We Are Young (acoustic)

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