Fun. - Some Nights

17 October Critic Jonni 0 Comments

Fun. are a three-piece band consisting of Nate Ruess, Andrew Dost and Jack Antonoff. They have recently become very popular after their number one single "We Are Young". Will they manage another number one single in the future? I think it looks promising as their songs are on the catchy side, I really wouldn't be surprised to see another one of their singles go to the top of the chart.

"Some Nights" was written by Jeff Bhasker, Nate Ruess, Andrew Dost and Jack Antonoff. This is why their songs are very catchy because they believe the words of the song, also Nate Ruess' voice is technically great, it's one of those voices I could listen to over and over again.

The music video links in with the song pretty well, as they lyrics talk about a war. A lot of people don't like the start as you have a whole minute of scenes with no music, however I think it links in well with the song, it sort of sets the scene in a way.

I find it funny how they have managed to put a performance piece in a narrative, it's definitely not something you should try. To actually perform in the middle of a war... Not the best idea ever, but it's really interesting and very different to what I expected.

However I don't think there is enough going on, to be honest. I think they are trying to focus on too many things, that the story gets lost along the way. It relates to the American Civil War and shows two soldiers on different sides, one is from the Confederacy who is a farmer, in love with his life and his animals, whereas on the union side there is this young man torn apart from his lover to go to war. It shows a great loss on both sides for winner and loser and shows that war does affect things beyond that moment of time.

Overall the song is extremely catchy and deserved a higher chart position than number seven on the UK chart, but the music video is pretty detailed, but not a lot there for me to comment on, I also find that I get lost somewhere along the way. Therefore I have dropped one star, but that is all.