The meaning of "We Are Young" for fun. has evolved because of the interpretation fans have given it. The NYC lads explain it all.
Frontman Nate Ruess says the meaning of "We Are Young" has developed because of the connection fans have made with this incredibly popular track.
Ruess says now it's very much a celebratory track - but it didn't begin that way.
"When I was writing the lyrics... it felt a little more depressing to me. The focus was on the bad times and just kind of trying to mask it with a night out," he explains.
"What was incredible was how it ended up being interpreted by everybody else. 'Let's have a great night, put everything aside and have a great time.'
"I've never had that with my lyrics before (where the meaning) completely shifted; the tone of the song just shifted. I love it."
"We Are Young" peaked in the top spot on the ARIA and iTunes charts and achieved 3 x platinum-selling status in Australia.
Watch: fun. perform "We Are Young" in Nova's Red Room
Watch: fun.'s "We Are Young" music video featuring Janelle Monae
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