Today, music! Namely, this monstrosity. I refuse to post it as today's official MKMOT video, because it's an absolute disgrace. Now, I'm no music critic, and I haven't even read what any have said about this particular "effort", but I don't need to. It's sappy, trite, lazy, and downright embarrassing from a band who seems to have forgotten that they once had a legacy to uphold. Who greenlit this? NONE of the members stood up and said "I'm rich, famous, generally respected, and too good to sing/play/drum on this turd of a track."? Not only that, they proceed to go ahead and push it as a lead single for an upcoming album? I can't imagine a single fan of this band hearing the first note of this musical detritus at a concert and responding with any sort of excitement. Guys, I've never been a huge fan or anything, but you've definitely put out some great tunes over the years, and I can rarely recall a more vivid example of musical rock bottom than this new single represents. Even for artists who are not in my particular sweet spot, I've always respected those who created a meaningful and lasting musical legacy. These guys have come under a bit of fire for not staying true to theirs in the past, and that criticism has never made more sense than it does right now. Instead of putting out a song worthy of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in which they arguably have a spot in the future, they put out this shit that sounds like it should be played to a hotel ballroom full of corporate sponsors at a private screening of the rom-com it serves as the theme for, where Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd play two divorcees who discover love again after meeting at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Have some fucking standards, you "legends" out there. Shameful. Just shameful.
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