A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that "I Found You" shows that the Wanted certainly aren't afraid to push the envelope a bit. Although the song itself has clean lyrics and only some minor innuendo, the video actually gets a Parental Advisory tag due to its somewhat iffy content that shows a girl bound and gagged, some fight scenes, and steamy moments. Stick with the song and avoid the video.
What's the story?
"I FOUND YOU" is the first single off of the third studio album from British-Irish boy band the Wanted. It's about finding the answers to it all when you find love (even if it's at a party). The video, however, is a steamy, gritty, London gangster-esque flick that shows a damsel in distress bound and gagged, fight scenes, and some sexy kissing.
Is it any good?
Although they keep their trademark accordion-trimmed club beat, the Wanted gets just a little grittier on "I Found You." The boys change up the usual five-man harmonies with a falsetto chorus that sings, "I found you in the darkest hour, I found you in the pouring rain ... and your life brought me back in." Nathan, the lead gangsta in this video drama, belts out bluesy, raw vocals on the bridge that are fantastic and unexpected. It's just too bad that the video is too mature for the audience who is most likely to be interested in seeing it.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the effects of a video on a song. Does the video change the way you perceive this song and its lyrics? Do you think videos can help or hurt a song's success? How?
The Wanted are gradually making their music (and videos) more mature. Do you think this will narrow their fan base? Or does it make their music more appealing to more people?
Is it OK to have a song that is seemingly tame, but then release a video that is perhaps not so appropriate for all ages? Is this misleading?