Tim: Some Finnish pop punk for you, by a bloke who wants to be their entry to Eurovision (although not with this song).
Tom: Amazing how much the definition of ‘punk’ has changed over the years, hasn’t it? Even pop-punk used to have a bit of attitude – Sum 41 may not have been anything near the Sex Pistols, but at least they at least pretended to have the spit-in-your-face attitude. This is more pop than punk.
Tim: The voice reminds me of a couple of Weird Al songs, I think, and the music underneath has a proper tune to it.
Tom: Good grief, now you mention it he does sound like Weird Al. Something about the slightly-nasal tone, I think.
Tim: The autotune’s laid on a bit heavy, but it doesn’t grate too much (except the ‘ella’ on the last proper line of each chorus).
Tom: True, but the chorus itself starts to grate a bit for me. It’s a nice tune, but the lyrics could use a bit of work. Maybe I’m just getting old, but I can’t help muttering “oh, get over yourself”. Also, he says “could care less” when he means “couldn’t care less” and damn it, that annoys me.
Tim: You bastard, I hadn’t noticed that. Still, overall, I think it’s quite enjoyable, even though, like you say, the lyrics won’t win him any awards, and it’ll be good to see what he comes out with in January.
Tom: Get him a decent lyricist, and I’m looking forward to it.
Tim: As for the video…
Tom: It’s very much a “how close can we get to porn before the music video channels won’t show us” effort, isn’t it?
Tim: Pretty much, yeah. Seriously, put a t-shirt on, mate.
Tom: Right there is a man who shaves his armpits. And, one would presume, everywhere else. Now I’m all for a bit of manscaping, but he does look a bit like a Ken doll.
Tim: It’s not the middle of summer, and right now it just looks a bit silly. In fact, my favourite part is when he gets a football kicked at his head for no reason whatsoever.
Tom: The impact’s right on the single drum hit in the middle of the silent bit, though. Top work, editor.