A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that there's one s-word but not much else to worry about here. The song is about dealing with someone who thinks she's superior, but in a non-threatening, brush-it-off kind of way.
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What's the story?
Newcomer and Duke University grad Mike Posner shows his songwriting and producing skills on the lead single from his upcoming debut album, "COOLER THAN ME." Its sleek, electro-pop groove draws you in from the start with finger snaps, '80s style keyboard grinds, and bass beats. Posner's boyish looks and Justin Timberlake-like vocals make this song about a designer-wearing diva who's fickle and frustrating all the more relatable and meaningful for kids.
Is it any good?
"Cooler Than Me" poignantly portrays the frustration of dealing with someone who thinks he or she is too cool. The music is sleek and catchy, with honest lyrics saying, "you got designer shades, to hide your face in, that's probably because you think you're cooler than me." The great thing about this song, other than its super-cool beat, is that it's relatable for everyone. Hopefully the mean girls in middle schools across America are listening...
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about how this song is about someone who thinks she's "too cool" for someone else. Do you know anyone like this, or have you ever met someone who made you feel this way? What did you do? How could you react in this situation?
What do you think the singer is trying to say in this song? What do you like about it? How does listening to this song make you feel? Why?
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