There probably is no real downside to having the #1 song in the country. Though, as the guys in Fun. are quickly finding out , there is one particularly unique challenge: Namely, following up that chart-topping song.
Sure, this is definitely a good problem to have, but it’s a problem nonetheless. As [artist id="3181423"]Fun.[/artist] told us backstage at the mtvU Woodie Awards during South by Southwest, they’re already making plans to keep the momentum of “We Are Young” going with the title track from their Some Nights album. And by all accounts, it’s going to be pretty epic.
“The song’s going to be ‘Some Nights,’ which, for us, is the song we always dreamed would be a single and never thought it would happen,” frontman Nate Ruess said. “We’re talking about videos right now. The video’s going to be amazing, and we haven’t even decided on anything yet. … But just from the early stuff we’ve discussed, it’s going to be phenomenal.”
And it’ll have to be pretty phenomenal to match the eye-popping video for “Young,” though, to be honest, Fun. aren’t necessarily worried about all that. They’re more excited to be able to make a video for the track they feel best represents not only their entire album, but where they’re at as a band.
“I think that the song ‘Some Nights’ just kind of sums up who we are as a band, and while it’s über-personal, I think it gives people a lot of stuff to relate to. It’s not a love song; it’s a song about being an underdog and trying to figure out where you fall into that situation,” Ruess said. “And so, for that to be kind of the mission statement for the whole entire album, and for that to be a song that people are really responding to, and now we get to make a video for it? That is perfection for us.”
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