We Are 'Fun'

Turn on any major commercial radio station and you're bound to hear American indie rock band Fun's hit song "We Are Young" featuring Janelle Monáe. Having earned widespread acclaim with their 2009 debut album, “Aim and Ignite,” the New York City band decided to raise the stakes with their new release “Some Nights” by teaming with noted producer Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Drake).  The band and Bhasker have worked to evolve the idiosyncratic fun. sound by marrying their robust melodies with elements of hip-hop. A year after the debut they were opening for Paramore on their headlining tour and performing at Coachella along with The Strokes and Jay-Z. Now they’ve teamed up with Janelle Monáe, a melodic collaboration on display in one of three videos for “We Are Young.” In addition, the TV series “Glee” just plucked “We Are Young” off Some Nights to cover on the show, an experience that meant the world to a band that prides itself on appealing to any demographic that might feel disenfranchised or just plain odd.  “None have us have ever felt like anything but outcasts our entire lives,” says Jack, “and I know that’s something that has resonated with fun. fans. They are the same people as us — kids who never fully latched onto a specific music scene  it couldn't define them.” Check out the video for We Are Fun HERE! Follow them on http://www.ournameisfun.com; www.facebook.com/ournameisfun and twitter.com/OurNameIsFun