In The Fast Lane. Echosmith

Echosmith

Noah (bass), Sydney (lead vocals, guitar, keys), Jamie (guitar, vocals) & Graham (drums) | imgarcade.com

Meet the band Echosmith. This American indie pop band from Los Angeles, California has reason to celebrate. They were recently named one of the “100 Bands You Need to Know” by Alternative Press. Plus, they performed in the 2013 Vans Wraped Tour, and the opening performance for bands like Owl City, Twenty One Pilots, and Neon Tress.

Imagine finding a new band that is THOUGHTFUL about their many young fans, considering they are teens themselves. These siblings are proud of the music they sing:

“What we wanted to do with our music is write songs that have messages,” Noah explained. “I guess at the core of our songs they are pop, but we wanted to embrace the pop song with real and raw music… We wanted to make something authentic.”

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She says they’re walking in a straight line
But that’s not really her style
They all got the same heartbeat
But hers is falling behind

Nothing in this world could
Ever bring them down
Yeah, they’re invincible
And she’s just in the background

And she says

I wish that I could be like the cool kids
‘Cause all the cool kids
They seem to fit in
I wish that I could be like the cool kids
Like the cool kids

Talking Dreams Album by Echosmith

Talking Dreams Album

He says I’m talking with a big smile
But they haven’t got a clue
Yeah, they’re living the good life
Can’t see what he is going through

They’re driving fast cars
But they don’t know where they’re going
In the fast lane
Living life without knowing

And he says

I wish that I could be like the cool kids
‘Cause all the cool kids
They seem to fit in
I wish that I could be like the cool kids
Like the cool kids

I wish that I could be like the cool kids
‘Cause all the cool kids
They seem to get it
I wish that I could be like the cool kids
Like the cool kids

And they said

I wish that I could be like the cool kids
‘Cause all the cool kids
They seem to fit in
I wish that I could be like the cool kids
Like the cool kids

I wish that I could be like the cool kids
‘Cause all the cool kids
They seem to get it
I wish that I could be like the cool kids
Like the cool kids

I wish that I could be like the cool kids
‘Cause all the cool kids
They seem to fit in
I wish that I could be like the cool kids
Like the cool kids

I wish that I could be like the cool kids
‘Cause all the cool kids
They seem to get it
I wish that I could be like the cool kids
Like the cool kids

(Lyrics by Jamie Sierota, Noah Sierota, Sydney Sierota, Graham Sierota, Jeffery David, Jesiah Dzwonek)

Listen to the song “Cool Kids” and share your thoughts on the following points.

  • Noah, Sydney, Jeffery and Graham mention that they want to make “something AUTHENTIC,” songs with a message. After listening to their song, what do you believe is the “authentic” message of this song?
  • The authors made subtle changes in the lyrics that might go unnoticed unless you listen and read carefully. What changes in the lyrics do you notice from verse to verse? How does that change your understanding of this song?


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94 replies

  1. good job Rubi

  2. Good job and also I agree!

  3. Some biomes are hot or cold but some are just plain beautiful.

  4. the song is about… maybe you want to be like someone and u think there so cool but another person wants to be like u

  5. the song is saying to be your self

  6. i think the song is telling you to be your self.

  7. The song is about be your self don’t try to be some one else. JUST BE YOUR SELF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

  8. good job elena

  9. I think that the song is saying that nobody really knows who’s cool because everybody thinks that someone else is cool and that you need to be yourself no matter what other people think about you.

  10. the song is telling you to be yourself.

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