Girls comes back on Sunday. Are you excited for three more months of arguing about Lena Dunham? I'll be too busy getting pissed that no one is talking about Enlightened. (Alas, that's how it works today: shows about forty-something women and their problems are sadly eclipsed by shows about twenty-something women and their problems.) Just in time for the big premiere this weekend, the show’s first season’s soundtrack hit stores and the internet this week, featuring the likes of Robyn, Sleigh Bells, and Fleet Foxes, because of Brooklyn. Also on the roster, of course, is fun., the band with the oddly stylized name that also happens to feature Lena Dunham’s boyfriend.
The song, which was supposed to be included on the band’s first album, Some Nights, was scrapped because it included an uncleared sample. According to Rolling Stone, front man Nate Ruess rewrote the song and the band rerecorded it for the soundtrack:
I ended up rewriting the chorus and actually like it better than the sample now! We recorded most of this in Italy on a day off from tour and I just remember us eating an Italian feast at the studio and barely being able to communicate with the engineers, which was kind of cool because it eliminated all small talk and put the focus into the song.
It was nice of Dunham to call in a favor from fun., and I’m not suggesting it was solely because she’s dating guitarist Jack Antonoff. But, you know, it’s probably because she’s dating that dude. Let’s somehow add this to the list of her massive offenses against all of us. How dare she!
Take a listen to the track below:
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