Riffy hooks and catchy choruses always get my attention. Cool arrangements are nice too. Add some handclaps and adolescent lyrics, and you’ve got yourself a decently listenable indie pop song for use in commercials and teen flicks. That’s just what’s going on here.
This song has been heard all over, from JCPenney commercials to Parenthood promos (particularly effective there) to underrated comedy flick Fired Up!
I’m not a huge fan of the song, or the vocal inconsistencies that penetrate the fine instrumentals. But the hook and chorus are undeniably catchy, and for that reason, it’s worth a listen. Check it out: