Are you a furry animal loving kind of person? If your answer to that is a yes, then this video, "Get Better" by Mates of State, is for you! Actually, I meant a person-in-a-furry-animal-costume loving person... It could have the same effect.
I wasn't too fond of the bunny suit that I saw first. Bad memories from a certain movie that involves a disturbed teenager and a big, scary and imaginary bunny. But I was quickly calmed by the appearances of the other amanimals! This song is very cheerful and hopeful within a world of uncertainty. The catchiest line is "Forget all your politics for awhile, let the color schemes arrive." It's funny how I understood this video and how it visually shows some of the political happenings in the world today, even though this song came out in 2008!
Mates of State is a husband/wife duo from Kansas. Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel formed their band in 1997 and have been active ever since. Many of their songs have been featured on many television series ranging from "Ugly Betty" to "The Gossip Girl." They also had two daughters along the way! Their sixth and latest album, Crushes, came out during the summer of 2010.
The duo is working on new material and are expected to release their seventh album after this summer. But in the meantime, Kori keeps us updated on their family life on the road in her blog, "Band on the Diaper Run." I love the name and the blog! You get a peek into their normal lives, too. I might be going out on a limb here, but maybe it's a play on Paul McCartney's classic, "Band on the Run." Yeah, that sounds about right.