Look, Ellie Goulding’s hit song “Burn” is really, really catchy. It’s the kind of song I’d want to use as the anthemic track in a pseudo-indie flick about a ragtag team of very smart but very troubled teens who, in the film’s key pivotal scene, just let it all go and dance their way to finally feeling. Most likely in a field in the middle of the night. Because they’ve got the fire, fire, fire, and they’re finally gonna let it burn, burn, burn.
Right? Can’t you totally picture the scene I’m talking about? But alas, that’s a project for another day.
So anyway, in the meantime, the same folks who brought us a doo-wop cover of Pitbull and Ke$ha’s “Timber” are back, this time with a vintage version of “Burn.” And it’s surprisingly good. Seriously, this might be better than the original. Or maybe I’m just coming from a place of passive-aggression and ennui because I’m pretty sick of the original.