I actually can’t even begin to parody what Hood said backstage from the recent amphitheater gig (for fuck’s sake) in San Francisco, because it’s so lovable and endearing I just want to pick him up and throw him in the air like a doting father with his newborn baby.
“Hopefully we introduce a bit more guitar on the radio and inspire some people to pick up guitars. We love rock music and we want to hear it back on mainstream radio. I am sick and tired of hearing all this bullshit. If I am going to be honest. It is driving me insane.”
In the interview featured on news.com.au (the irony never escapes me), Hood also refers to the song being an anthem for bullied kids, hoping it does its part to boost the self-esteem of their fans, and that the new album would “kick off a revolution for kids who don’t feel they are accepted in society”.
“Everyone has felt they kind of sucked sometimes, especially with us when the band first started and we didn’t fit into anything. The first shows we played were after metal bands and everyone hated us,” Hood said.
Love them or hate them, you have to admire their efforts to ultimately make people happy and feel empowered through their music. Which is evident, obviously, with lyrics such as:
My girlfriend’s bitchin’ ’cause I always sleep in
She’s always screaming’ when she’s calling her friend
She’s kinda hot though
FUCKING KA-BLAM-O! Did you feel that violent boost to your self-esteem?
My shrink is telling me I got crazy dreams
She’s also saying I got low self-esteem
She’s kinda hot though
Fuck. And then, finally:
Sometimes I’m feeling like I’m going insane
My neighbour told me that I got bad brains
But I’m alright though (We’re alright though)
Yeah, we’ll be alright though (We’re alright though)
‘Cause we’re the kings and the queens of the new broken scene
And we’re alright though
I think the main message to draw from the song, is that if you got bad brains, see a hot psychiatrist. It will inexplicably boost your confidence, and in turn, you’ll feel accepted by society. I want to thank 5SOS and co-writers Benji & Joel Madden for their words of revolutionary wisdom. Also, if they could kindly let me know where the one solitary hot female psychiatrist is in existence, that would be much appreciated.
If you really want to, you can listen to the song here.
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