fun. are taking “We Are Young” global (well, more global, since it was certainly heard by millions worldwide in that Super Bowl commercial). But amid the success of their own song, they still seem to have their ears out for other hits. During a visit to a popular morning show on Dutch radio outlet 3FM, the band busted out a cover of Carly Rae Jepsen‘s surging smash “Call Me Maybe”. Singer Nate Ruess‘ rasp adds a more mature tone to the song, which sits just one spot below fun.’s own hit on the Billboard Hot 100.
During their visit with DJ Giel Beelen, the band also touched on current events, including President Obama’s recent endorsement of marriage rights for same-sex couples. Details below.
When Beelen noted that Holland had supported equal rights for gays and lesbians for roughly a decade, fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff was unafraid to weigh in. “America is not as forward as some other places in the world,” Antonoff said. ”It’s nice to come to countries where you don’t have any second-class citizens because everyone’s equal. That’s a good feeling right off the bat. Whenever we know we’re going to be somewhere that has equal rights we just get like a warm feeling in general about the place.”
fun. is one of many pop artists who support gay marriage in America, and indeed, Antonoff took a public stand on the issue in an piece he contributed to the Huffington Post back in February (roughly three months before Obama’s announcement).