Posted on September 10, 2021
Song of the Day: You Get What You Give
Today’s song is You Get What You Give by New Radicals.
It’s a popular song, and the first thing people think of when you name the band.
They only made a single album, and the band broke up the year after it was released.
Such an interesting way that this song has stood the test of time.
I think it serves as an excellent time capsule of the late 90’s/post-grunge era.
Yeah, the pop-culture bits near the end are clear dating elements, but it’s sound works in it’s favor too.
This is such an quirky sound. An eclectic mix of vocals and instrumentation. A lot of synergy.
There is a lot to admire here.
The piano is excellent. Those drums are phenomenal and steady. The lyrics serve a lot of meaning.
It’s upbeat and pulls no punches (even if it delves into odd territory).
An excellent ending to cap it all off as well.You Get What You Give by New RadicalsYou Get What You Give by New RadicalsYou Get What You Give by New Radicals
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I’ve talked about hundreds of them, so you’re bound to find something entertaining.