A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this Far East Movement tune is likely to appeal to tweens because it features Justin Bieber. However, the song is edgier than most of Bieber's other tracks: It's about partying on the dance floor and has some innuendo, talk about drinking, and minor language ("ass"). Too edgy for younger kids, the song is best for older tweens and teens.
What's the story?
Is it any good?
Although their sound is on the verge of being the same generic techno-pop that plays on mainstream radio today, there's an indefinable quality to Far East Movement that makes their music stand out. Maybe it's the underground influence, or their fashion flair, but "Live My Life" is sure to be another hit for this foursome. In addition, including the ubiquitous JB was a smart call since he is sure to bring his legions of devoted young fans with him.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the fact that Far East Movement is the first Asian-American band to be so successful in the mainstream scene. What do you think makes them so appealing? How could their success change the music industry? Why do you think there hasn't been another Asian-American group to be this successful?
Teen superstar Justin Bieber is featured on this single. Do you think featuring a big name on a song increases a song's chance for success?
Would you still like this song if it didn't have Bieber? Why do you think Far East Movement chose Bieber for the track?
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