FIRST LISTEN: Fun.’s “Sight Of The Sun” From Girls Soundtrack


Wasn’t it inevitable that Fun. would eventually make a song for HBO’s Girls considering Lena Dunham (Girls) and Jack Antonoff (Fun.’s guitarist) are dating? Right in time for the second season of the love-to-be-hated show, the indie-rock trio released “Sight of the Sun,” originally slated for their successful Some Nights LP. It’s The orchestra sound of the strings, violin and keys that make it a record befitting of the group’s signature sound also found in songs like “We Are Young.”

“And, for once there is nothing up my sleeve/Just some scars from a life that used to trouble me/I used to run at first sight of the sun/Now I lay here waiting for you to wake up/I lay here waiting for you to wake up.” A song about the beauty of love is perfect for Girls-Volume 1 soundtrack since the show basically follows the often murky love/hook-ups of 20somethings. Lead singer Nate Ruess told Rolling Stone the song was originally intended for Some Nights but was held up for sampling clearance issues. “I ended up rewriting the chorus and actually like it better than the sample now!” Fun. keeps making cuts showing why they were nominated in each of what’s considered the top four Grammy categories. And “Sight of the Sun” following Santigold‘s “Girls” it seems the soundtrack will be full of nice surprises.

New Song: fun., ‘Sight Of The Sun’ [MTV Buzzworthy]

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