Tim: Yesterday we discussed the Stockholm Pride 2012 song, and I reckoned it wasn’t as good as it could have been. This has reinforced my view, because, well, just listen to it.
Tom: Crikey, has Lady Gaga gone and got herself a beard now*? Because the movements and style of Bearded Man do seem a bit… “inspired by”.
Tim: They do, don’t they? And that is just one reason why I reckon this would have been a vastly better choice. I don’t know how these things get chosen, but musically it’s just as, if not more, clubbing and banging and all that than Lena’s track, and it’s lyrics where it stands out. I still don’t know what yesterday’s one means…
Tom: Although to be fair, that’s because you don’t speak Swedish.
Tim: Fair point, but these ones are definitely sending out the right message – about coming out unafraid, fighting against anyone saying no and showing people why they’re proud. And all that’s just in the first verse, before we get to the chorus about taking a stand together as one family.
Tom: While I’m being a bit childish, by the way: he also pronounces “duty” as “doody”.
Tim: Yes, yes he does. Well done. The band themselves describe themselves as, would you believe it, an “unambiguously gay duo”…
Tom: That may or may not be a plan on Saturday Night Live’s “Ambiguously Gay Duo“, which is worth a watch. If you’re not at work. (And yes, that’s Stephen Colbert.)
Tim: Nice. And they did actually do last year’s official song, so maybe the organisers didn’t want the same band two years running or something. But still, Lena’s track’s rubbish compared to this.
Tom: There, I can agree.