@adrena asks via twitter “Hey… can you help me identify what this track sounds like, Thanks!”
I believe I can!
It’s a 2012 ad for Indian based auto company Mahindra called “Live Young, Live Free”. Currently with over 4 million views on YouTube it must have struck a chord with a lot of people.
I immediately heard some similarities and really wanted to see what these all sounded like together.
This is how I imagine the song writing went down.
“Start it off with that alt 90’s Filter sound. Muddle it up a little with of that dubstep bass that the kids are listening to these days”
“We need a good hook. Lets try something like that ‘Woaaah oh oh’ song by Laura Branigan from the 80s. Change one note so we don’t get sued.”
“At around :50 we’ll get in to that Cranberries thing. It’s real emotional.”
Now put it all together!
Abhijit Shylanath notes in the comments below that “the beat+bass+guitar and chorus of kids reminds me of P.O.D.‘s ‘Youth of the Nation'” and I agree!
Also, if you’re into the whole “Live Young, Live Free” thing you might also like
One Direction “Live While We’re Young” (2012) vs. The Clash – “Should I Stay or Should I Go” (1982)
You can also live life to the fullest with Kesha:
Ke$ha – “Die Young” (2012) vs. Flo Rida – “Good Feeling” (2011) vs. Taio Cruz – “Dynamite” (2010)
Life. The fun never ends! What about songs for old people?