88* Cool Kids

If you’re young, try not to get involved with the “too cool” crowd. That quickly becomes the crowd that’s “too cool” to work hard, “too cool” to take chances and “too cool” to succeed.- HONY

Echosmith

EAmerican indie-pop band… ah, I love that sentence.

In 2009 four siblings from Chino, California decided to form a band together.

I’m guessing their parents did many things right because getting all your kids to agree on something must be hard and then getting them to work hard to achieve what they want must be harder!

They released “Talking Dreams” their debut (and so far only) album on October 2013.

FUN FACT: Today’s song was Warner Bros. Records fifth-biggest-selling-digital song of 2014 with 1.3 million downloads sold!

Watch the official web video tricks us with a visual story in which they focus on an “awkward girl” character that seems to be uncomfortable within the cool kids or may be thinking about the cool kids, at the end we understand that the crew isn’t actually the cool “bad ass” crowd but rather just her crowd of friends that fast enough would get her to realize that they are the true cool kids she may be thinking about.

The melody of this song is beautiful for its simplicity, at times it might seem too repetitive but for me it has just the right balance. Even though, the thing I like the most about this song are the lyrics (aka the message) because they describe so well every “average” teenager perspective on high school days… looking into a crowd as if the school belonged to them. Feeling left out, feeling as if you were going too slow but never really acknowledging that may be they are going too fast and never realizing that having a different style will be always more valuable than following a written path.

Thruth is, most of us just want to feel part of a whole specially during our teenage years when we feel so defenseless and so near of the “cruel real world”. All we want is to have someone that has our back and we wish we had the most intimidating guys of the block on our side. Little we know that those guys don’t usually feel as confindent as we see them, that most of their smiles may hide an insecure thought behind.

…And here the coolest lyrics (english/spanish):

She sees them walking in a straight line
That’s not really her style
They all got the same heartbeat
But hers is falling behind
Nothing in this world could ever bring them down
Yeah, they’re invincible
And she’s just in the background

And she/he/they say
I wish that I could be like the cool kids
Because all the cool kids, they seem to fit in
I wish that I could be like the cool kids
Like the cool kids

He sees them talking with a big smile
But they haven’t got a clue
Yeah, they’re living the good life
Can’t see what he is going through
They’re driving fast cars
But they don’t know where they’re going
In the fast lane, living life without knowing

(…)

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