"Sweater Weather" (CD Single)

Music review by
Grace Montgomery, Common Sense Media
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Moody, sweet love song has some suggestive language.

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The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

The song shows a positive, strong relationship, with the narrator saying there's "nothing that I wouldn't wanna tell you about."

Positive Role Models & Representations

The song describes a couple in a positive relationship, a trademark of a good role model, but one of the music videos also shows members of the band smoking, which isn't the best example for young kids. 


Although it's not explicit, the song does talk about sex with lyrics such as, "One love, two mouths / One love, one house / No shirt, no blouse" and "Put my finger on your tongue / 'Cause you love to taste." Both of the music videos also show a couple kissing.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

One of the music videos shows a few people smoking cigarettes and one person briefly drinking.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that "Sweater Weather" is a sweet but somewhat suggestive song about love. Although the lyrics aren't explicit, they do get physical and poetically describe a couple having sex. One of the music videos for the song also shows some smoking and drinking. But with no iffy language, violence, or more explicit sexy stuff, the song is OK for older tweens and up.

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Teen, 14 years old Written byuark.13 April 6, 2021

any age

like why are we putting an age?
Teen, 15 years old Written byEnbyAsh December 13, 2020

Definitely 12+

It's definitely 12+.
I do love the song because it represents the love of two men instead of man and woman, though.

What's the story?

SWEATER WEATHER is the first single from the rock group the Neighbourhood's (or the NBHD) debut album I Love You. The moody single describes two people whose \"hearts adore / Everyone the other beats hardest for.\" The band created two retro-looking music videos for the song, one showing a couple on a beach and the other showing the band driving around a beach town.

Is it any good?

The Neighbourhood has managed to do something that not many bands can do: craft a lovely love song that isn't cheesy and feels fresh. The moody feel and hip-hop beats pull you along, and the poetic language is compelling. This is a track you'll want to play on repeat.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the music videos. Why do you think the band chose to make more than one?

  • Both music videos are in black and white with a retro feel. Why do you think the band chose that style? Do you like it?

  • Which video do you like better?

Music details

  • Artist: The Neighbourhood
  • Release date: December 19, 2013
  • Type: Single
  • Label: Columbia
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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