Updated: Mar 21
March 17, 2022 - "BOOM" by X Ambassadors
Artist: X Ambassadors
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In yet another case of being late to the musical game, I came across this song this past fall when I was attending a High School football game. My youngest son, a player for one of the middle school teams, was on the field with all his teammates to lead the varsity on the field. It was during the pregame warm-ups that "Boom" by X Ambassadors came on.
Generally, I'll hear the songs but don't focus on them. However, on this occasion, I had to pull out the Shazam app and get the song. It has been a regular rotational song since.
It's songs like this that remind me of my "pledge" that when I grew up I wouldn't get bogged down in the music of my youth. That is a hard thing to overcome because nostalgia holds us tightly. However, music can be and should be, a transcendent medium, even more than TV or movies. So open your ear and let the "Boom" move you to exploring new music. Your kids may thank you.
Or hate you.