The Ninja’s got his Netflix, and we’ve got the world of music. We’re Rebellion Radio, and we’re here to review songs, and hopefully bring some good music to the youth of America.
Ylvis – The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)
I’m sure by now many of you have heard the song “The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)” by Ylvis. This ludicrous song has spread like wildfire throughout the internet, thanks to its weird music video that consists of people dressed up like furries and an animated fox that dances in the woods. The song itself is pretty annoying after the thousandth time you’ve heard it, and if you haven’t I strongly suggest picking up a book instead. The parody-pop duo release the atrocity in early September and since then it has been heard at clubs, homecomings, and once or twice on the radio. The lyrics of this song honestly don’t make any sense. The song opens with Ylvis describing what sounds different animals make, and eventually asking the question “what does the fox say?”, hence the title. The rest of the song doesn’t get much better, since the lyrics are mostly gibberish and not really words. The only thing I’m hoping for is that this song will be a fad like Rebecca Black’s “Friday” and we can all move on with our lives next month.
Stone Sour – Through Glass
The second single from Stone Sour, Through Glass is an alternative rock song written about Corey Taylor’s outrage at the music industry and it’s downturn over the past years, saying that “’Through Glass’ is really a very angry song. It’s me basically calling ‘bull’ on pretty much everyone involved with the American Idol-type shows. It has its place, but when you’re basically cornering the market and making it very hard for anyone who actually writes their own music to get ahead, then it’s wrong and that’s really why I wrote this song”. Sadly, Mr. Taylor could not know how right he was, as music over the past years has seriously taken a turn for the worse. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in the US and remains Stone Sour’s most popular song to date. The lyrics of the song seem to describe the feelings of Corey Taylor on the music industry, as if he is singing about the heartfelt music that has been replaced by the same old recycled music that we hear on the radio.
Five Finger Death Punch – The Bleeding
The Bleeding, a track on Five Finger Death Punch’s debut album, The Way of the Fist, is a metal song that describes someone who has been through abuse and torment in their previous relationship with an unknown person. The words of the song are something of an art, describing the feelings felt by someone who is a victim of abuse. In the song, you can see that even though the person suffers, they still care deeply for the person hurting them. I think this gives a great insight into why people stay in abusive relationships. The song also describes how the person who suffers abuse may feel like it is their fault or that they are not worth anything, even though the people around them may think and tell them otherwise. The instrumentals are also well done, giving the song a heavy feeling and a metal sound. If you aren’t into metal music, an acoustic version of the song was also released, giving for a softer sound. Either way, I would definitely check it out.