A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that like many rave anthems, "Don't You Worry Child" is uplifting and ecstatic, without needing sex or party references to get the dance floor going. Because the song is also pensive and brooding at times, it's best for older tweens and up. This track is a good example of clean and positive house music that counteracts the negative stereotypes about EDM (electronic dance music); kids who like this single may be interested in learning more.
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What's the story?
A DJ supergroup comprised of house music mainstays Axwell, Steve Angelo, and Sebastian Ingrosso teams up on this dance-floor hit. From their alleged final collaborative album, Until Now, \"Don't You Worry Child\" is in the same vein as much of the 4-on-the-floor club music that seems to have taken over the radio in the last few years, with Swedish House Mafia leading the charge.
Is it any good?
The track is cheesy dance music at its finest: epic builds and pounding drops, ethereal vocals and a repetitive chorus, and the steady ever-present beat you'd expect from formulaic house producers. If your kids love EDM, they may love this song. Otherwise, it'll sound like countless other pop/electronica songs.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the increasing ubiquity of electronic music and the growth of rave culture. Why does this style of music enjoy such international appeal and popularity?
How is the feeling of community and inclusion that permeates house music a reflection of the large dance festivals where EDM developed?
Are you surprised that this song found mainstream success? Why or why not?
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