A few days after announcing they'd be branching out into original songs on the next Glee compilation,
the show's first two non-cover tracks
have leaked on the internet. And, in another non-surprise, both tracks, "Loser Like Me" and "Get It Right," rely heavily on Lea Michele.
I don't want to bias you, so check out both "Loser Like Me," an energetic anthem, and "Get It Right," a contemporary country ballad. Then join me below the videos for my opinion, and share yours.
"Loser Like Me":
"Get It Right":
What do you think? Do you want to know what I
think? (Doesn't matter either way, I'm going to tell you because I can't hear you through the Internet.) I don't like them. They sound like Kidz Bop meets the High School Musical
first draft folder. But here's the thing: I'm too old for this sort of music anyway. My favorite part about all the Glee
songs I actually like is hearing how and what they change, plus my residual positive associations for the originals. And, because I'm too old and my tastes are my own, those positive feelings are strongest when they cover classic rock and Broadway tunes--songs that amazing songwriters poured over and perfected before releasing out into the world, and which became famous and cover-worthy because they were that
good. So I'm not the target audience here, clearly. I don't do new pop and I prefer my Glee
songs with some hefty cultural nostalgia. That's my problem: I can't access these songs from anywhere
. Especially taste.
Maybe I'm a stodgy ol' grandma who's thinking too hard about it. But I'm casting my vote as "Stick to the covers, Glee
!" And I'll honestly be angry if New Directions wins Sectionals with a song that includes the term "haters." What's your take? Poll and comments, let's goooo!
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