Justice Vs. Simian - We Are Your Friends

20 September Critic Jonni 0 Comments



Justice is a 2 piece band who seem to have released amazing songs but we are only slowly realising how great they are currently. The duo consists of Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay. They sung the very popular song "D.A.N.C.E." which also samples Britney Spears Featuring Madonna's "Me Against The Music". Again it's their first time on this blog (it's been like that all week so far, how weird is that?). But I'm sure their new releases (whenever they are) will definitely start to chart high, and I cannot wait for their new music. The song also features Simian, before today I had never heard of who that is, however after some research I find out that they were a four-piece rock band consisting of Simon William Lord, James Ellis Ford, Alex MacNaghten and James Anthony Shaw, surprisingly they have split up which is such a shame, however they also won best video award at the MTV European Video Awards 2006, which caused conflict as Kanye West believed he deserved the award more (What is it with Kanye West? Always getting into arguments at award ceremonies).

"We Are Your Friends" is definitely one of my favourite songs at the minute, purely because I've moved into uni and made loads of friends, I'm forever going to think of them whenever I hear this song! The song charted at number 20 in the UK chart, but clearly it was ahead of it's time. It always makes me feel good, and the lyrics are so easy to remember you can't help but sing-a-long to them.

Now was the video worthy of that MTV video award? In my opinion: YES YES and more YES! I watched it for the first time tonight and I was sooooo shocked, but I also got quite worried right at the start as I wasn't quite sure what these words actually meant: "WARNING the following video features stunts performed by professionals under very strict control. We insist that neither you or anyone else attempt to recreate or perform anything you have seen" which sounds quite cynical and violent, but the violence doesn't come in at all. What they are in fact talking about is being hungover from the night before, since that's not very nice either.

The music video is definitely a narrative based music video, it also looks quite low-budget, which just makes it so much better as it is the exact look and feel that this sort of video needs, it kind of reminds me of the start of Ke$ha's "TiK ToK".

There's a lot to like about this video, if anyone of my friends did any of this, I'd wake up in hysterics. I'd love a cat being thrown at me while being in a drunken sleep, it would be so amazing, or everything piled on top of me while sitting in a chair, imagine the laughs they all had constructing this brilliant idea.

Overall a very catchy song that has just started to be listened to more often, as for the music video, well what can I say? It is much more worthy of additional awards, I really don't think I can safely say that there is a better low-budget music video around! To be totally honest, it actually beats most high-budgeted videos. Whatever Kanye West was on about, he clearly hasn't watched it yet!

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