They had the song of the summer with ''We Are Young,'' but the sweeping melodies on their album 'Some Nights' had us rocking all year long
I can’t remember the first time I heard fun.’s ”We Are Young,” because at the time it played all day every day on every station. Every store I walked into, I felt like I was bombarded with this song, and I was so happy about it. It became instantly popular. For a single that was played as much as it was, I never got tired of it. I just knew how the music made me feel. I was happy, and every time they played the song on the radio, it would bring up my spirits.
Nate Ruess has such a unique voice, and in a world where everyone and their brother sings the same and is trying to copy the same hit song, being different is what makes him stand out and what makes us listen. His lyrics are so soulful and raw and thoughtful and unapologetic. He’s honest. He’s the voice of our inner dialogue — sometimes you just have to unleash it. The whole album encompasses that feeling of a lost twentysomething trying to figure out his way.
If I ever met him, I’d probably go all fangirl on him. I would tell Nate he has made many a day sunny for me and made me smile on too many occasions to count, and I would thank him for that. When you listen to Some Nights, it makes you stop, and it forces you to live in the moment and appreciate how exciting it is. It’s an addictive feeling, so you play it over and over again so you can keep getting your fix. If my life were a movie, I would want this to be my soundtrack, because it’s epic and it’s fearless. It empowers me and really makes me feel infinite. —Nina Dobrev
Realizing the band had hit the big time ”I knew when I finally got to go home. We’d been on tour for most of the year, and it can be a little isolated. I was driving around Detroit and ‘We Are Young’ was on two different stations at the same time. And to hear it in my own car, in my hometown was really perfect”