I came across the song, “Walking the Dog” by fun. in a pretty atypical way for myself. Spin Magazine made a compilation for the New Jersey outdoor music festival The Bamboozle. I, being the music whore I am known to be, downloaded this free mix, burned it to a CD and popped it in my car’s radio. I found myself repeating the same song over and over again, something that hardly ever happens. I must admit, any song that has a “nah, nah, nah” chorus makes me weak at the knees. This song has something that a lot of songs don’t have nowadays, coincidentally, fun.
fun. formed from members of previous bands, most notably, the lead singer of the defunct band (and personal favorite of yours truly) the Format, Nate Ruess. This group formed in New York in 2008 has somehow stayed below the radar. They make poppy indie music that is easy to sing along with. Nate Ruess has the kind of voice that makes you want to listen more, sad, but not whiny- sentimental, but not sappy- and happy, not poppy. Ruess takes you through your emotions within a few minutes, and makes you want to come back for more.
I recommend this song as the perfect summer song to sing in your car, mainly because that is what this song is becoming for me. The essence of Don Henley’s “The Boys of Summer” and catchy, easy to sing-long to lyrics makes this song an instant classic with your friends on the way to the beach, or a bbq. Bottom line- this song will not let you down. ENJOY!
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