I was watching this on Youtube this week during ‘free computer time’ in a youth group I help run. I was roundly laughed at by the teenagers there for doing so. Firstly for attempting to be ‘down with the kids’ and secondly as it was ‘old’. In support of the latter assertion they played me various new things in their phones: most of it sounded like hyperactive adolescents yelling over pre-processed beats to my untutored ears though.
I don’t normally like ‘happy’ songs. Mostly I find them inane and ‘surface’: give me a tortured soul singing about deep existential questions whilst looking glum and negotiating bizarre key changes anyday. However, I think this is a good song. Heck, it even makes me want to do something that would be very painful to anyone around: start dancing. Quick: find me that boxed set of Leonard Cohen….