By Peter, Bjorn & John
“Negative, why always so negative? If you have problems why don’t you just solve them.”
Backed with a sick drum beat, the opening lines to Nothing to Worry About (not counting the chorus) slap you in the face with a small dose of perspective. The song is like a breath of fresh air.
Peter, Bjorn & John are a Swedish indie rock band that were formed in Stockholm in 1999. In the beginning the band kept low expectations stating they “just wanted to make good music for their own amusement.” Clearly this is a successful strategy.
The song, Nothing to Worry About, is the first single off the March 31, 2009 album Living Thing, the group’s fourth studio album.
Ironically, the song was leaked right after the new year via Kanye West’s blog:
“WORLD PREMIERE… THEY SENT THE SONG TO ME FIRST! PETER BJORN & JOHN… SHIT IS DOPE!! DRUMS ARE CRAZY AND I LIKE THE KIDS ON THE HOOK. THERE NEW ALBUM IS CALLED “LIVING THING” …. WITH ALL THAT SAID I DON’T KNOW THE NAME OF THE SONG… LOL!!!… I’M GONNA ASSUME IT’S CALLED, “NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT”
With that said, relax and take a listen. It’s the best day of the weekend—what are you worried about?
By the way—the video is hilarious: