A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that "Chasing the Sun" is an upbeat techno-pop track from British boy band The Wanted that celebrates youth, feeling invincible, and living it up every day and night. The lyrics and content are clean, but the video does show the leather-clad, sultry quintet becoming smitten and bitten by their female dates, who turn out to be vampires. Just a little kissing and one bite -- no blood, werewolves, or half-vampire babies.
- Parents say
- Kids say
What's the story?
Brit phenoms The Wanted sing about being young, carefree, and living it up from dusk until dawn with the single "CHASING THE SUN," from their self-titled album. The video features the sultry stares of the boys, clad in black leather and partying the night away in L.A. with some lady friends who turn out to have an affinity for necks and biting.
Is it any good?
"Chasing the Sun" is the perfect song to celebrate being young, carefree, and sometimes oblivious to the outside world. Ahh, youth. The boys are literally "chasing the sun," partying the night away into the hours of morning, and the upbeat track makes you want to greet the morning sun right along with them.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the allure of boy bands --especially those with sexy accents. Why do you think boy bands are so successful? Are girl groups as successful? Why or why not?
This video appears inspired by the Twilight phenomenon. What do you think of artists who jump on a pop-culture bandwagon to help sell their own work? Does it make you like the song or video more or less?
Do you think The Wanted are a flavor of the moment, or a group with long-term staying power?