I will admit that based on title alone the prospect of reviewing the new single Fuck You Covid-19 by Cool Ass certainly gave me a moment of pause. This really could have gone either way, right?
Imagine my relief when I pressed play to reveal a 90s Alternative Rock guitar crunch and energetic hand-claps dancing with wavy synths and a bluesy sing-speak vocal delivery that cheekily yet authentically conveys both the comedy and tragedy of our shared experience of living through a pandemic.
Cool Ass is the brainchild of musician and actor Marc Marut who has made a name for himself in the music world with energetic, 90s rock-style bops that feature humorous, straightforward lyrics which tell universal truths while inspiring legit LOLs. Marut has released an accompanying music video for the track which capitalizes on the fact that we are all stuck at home; by editing together selfie-style videos of folks from around the world lip synching and dancing to this energetic tune, Marut further reinforces the universality of the human response to this socially distanced time.
Truly, this is the Covid-19 anthem that we didn’t even know we were waiting for. Fuck You COVID 19 by Cool Ass takes everything you have been feeling since March of 2020 and wraps it in a tongue-in-cheek delivery that makes for a guilt-free summer pleasure that will surely make you move.