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"Sweater Weather" (CD Single)

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Moody, sweet love song has some suggestive language.

What parents need to know

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

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. 

Violence
Not applicable
Sex

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.

Language
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Consumerism
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking

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

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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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?

QUALITY

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.

Families can talk 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

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Teen, 13 years old Written byDarky'sReviews July 11, 2014

Addicted To This Song Like A Drug

Stumbled upon this wonder on Grooveshark and I haven't left the play button idle since. That indie rap style they've got going on here... just mouth watering, I'm amazed that this band hasn't gotten enough praise for their pieces of genius. It's a love song but believe it or not, it's one that doesn't glamourize partying, use dirty words or fall into any other cliché mine pop songs often fall into. However, I still doubt that you would be comfortable with letting your 9 year old listen freely to this, while the sexual references aren't explicit, it's still clear that the relationship displayed in this musical feature has gotten past the innocent kissing stage with lines like "She knows what I think about, what I think about" and "No shirt, no blouse, just us you'll find out". It shouldn't affect a mature preteen too much if s/he's listened to a lot of the mainstream stuff or most songs outside the preschool sing-along genre and you'll be missing out on some great stuff if you just slipped this by. ON: 12+ IFFY: 9-11 OFF: 0-8 (Although I wonder if the sexual references would go over their heads or not... it's hard to tell with kids)
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Too much sex
Teen, 14 years old Written bymgyogurt October 5, 2014

My favorite album

The music I would say it has this rainy atmosphere feeling to it. I love it. It just is like a calm mellow music that is just perfection. I don't even know who to describe it. It is just like a cold rainy day with a big sweater on and hot coco with your boyfriend. It is perfect. I would buy it again and again.
Teen, 13 years old Written bygleekswift May 30, 2015

Slightly sexual

Very catchy song, but sexual. Only teens should be able to listen to this song.
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Too much sex

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