What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that while nothing about this song is outright offensive, Mitchell does describe feeling "insane" without the object of his affections -- skirting the fine line between liking someone a whole lot and becoming obsessed with that person.
What's the story?
Miley Cyrus isn't the only Hannah Montana star with a new record: Mitchel Musso, a.k.a. Oliver Oken on the enormously popular series, has a self-titled debut album. The first single, HEY, finds Musso in the same love-lorn spot as Cyrus and a lot of her young contemporaries such as Ashley Tisdale and Miranda Cosgrove -- going through the ups and downs of swearing off a former flame whom he's not quite over: "Never been lost in anyone, it's me they want / Without you I'm insane / …Don't care enough to write you a letter / Now that I'm doing better alone."
Is it any good?
On this single, Mitchell sticks with the tried-and-true musical formula that's worked so well for his Hannah Montana co-star and many other young singers. Featuring radio-friendly, synth-pop hooks and Mitchell's respectable vocals, the song will undoubtedly make it into lots of tween collections that also include Cyrus and the like. But aside from its fun, anthem-like title shout -- HEY! -- in the chorus, nothing about this song stands out enough for it to linger long in listeners' thoughts.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about whether boys and girls experience romantic relationships differently. Do girls have more intense feelings than boys, or vice versa? Is it more acceptable to see a girl crying over a boy, and why (or why not)?