I was overjoyed when I found out I was assigned NPR as my beat assignment. Everything about NPR was right up my alley of expertise. I Googled their website and went straight to the music section. The genre I choose to look at first was Rock, because rock music has always been my one true love. The first article that came up was about the band up and coming band called, Fun.
Almost everyone has heard of Fun.'s first billboard hit "We Are Young". This indie pop and alternative pop band camptured audiences everywhere with their single. Fun followed their first single's success with the "Some Nights". The article discusses the band's long summer of six months touring and their growth as a band. The band now has 12 members and even more "roadies".
It was refreshing to read about Fun.'s take on their new found stardom. There are many artists who would let fame and their success get to their head, but Fun. is not one of those bands. The lead vocalist Nate Ruess openly admits they are still learning the ropes of everything and that they still make mistakes. He acknowledges that even though they had the number one song in multiple countries, they are not perfect yet. They still have much to learn. Reading this article made me respect Fun. so much more than I did originally.
Fun. is still humble even in the midst of their huge success. Everything has happened so fast for them from a top Billboard hit to playing the biggest festivals in the United States such as, Lollapalooza and Coachella. They are in their prime and can only get better from here.
I was able to tell that from just reading the article on Fun. I was going to enjoy following NPR for the whole semester. I do not believe I could have been assigned a better beat assignment. I am a musician and will forever be a music fan, therefore NPR was the best beat assignment I could have possibly be given. I look forward to seeing what else NPR has in store for me and their readers this year.