The song is anthemic and, as with most fun. tunes, manages to cram a lot of ideas into what at first seems like a light, pop ditty. I this case, not only does lead singer Nate Ruess manage to squeeze in the word “enunciate” into a song, rhyming it with “date,” he addresses our existential dilemma of navigating the distance between what we need and what we want.
“There’s such a fine line between the things you are and the things you’ve been,” he sings at one point over the mid-tempo track. “We’ve all got scars,” is the song’s topic sentence.
“Harsh Lights” isn’t as catchy as “Some Nights,” “We Are Young” or “Carry On,” but it does have a very interesting, almost Bowie-esque feel toward the end and a nice build.
This is the first new music we’ve gotten from fun., since 2012’s “Some Nights.”
What do you think of “Harsh Lights?”