This song was one of the first of a wave of Indie Rock crossover hits that has lasted close to two years, and while it’s definitely one of the weaker song to ride that wave, I suppose it’s decent enough. The fact that it’s comparatively lightweight for Indie Rock isn’t really the problem…so were its two most immediate peers in that field, “Fireflies” and “Pumped Up Kicks”, and they’ve both aged quite well. The real problem is that it’s just not that interesting a song, especially when you compare it to the Indie crossover classics like “I Will Wait”, “Somebody That I Used To Know” or “Some Nights”. It’s really just a fairly typical sex jam, only set to Killers-style retro-new-wave instead of processed club beats—pleasant, but it doesn’t have a lot of actual content.
Verdict: Okay, but not interesting enough to really stand out in the Indie Rock crossover field.