One of the greatest joys of living an online life is the ability to celebrate, and defend, the goodness you find in the world against the crassness crashing around us, and today, we are leaping — nay, racing — to the defense of the new smash musical group, “Hey Monday” and their delightful lead singer, Cassadee Pope.
Hey Monday are sponsored by Fender, and they performed two songs “live” in a Fender showroom.
Here’s the first performance of their snappy, “How Do You Love Me Now?”
Followed by by the haunting, “Homecoming.”
The YouTube comments against Cassadee and her band were overwhelmingly brutal and Fender necessarily deleted those offensive remarks.
I follow the official Fender — fendermusical — channel on YouTube and there is always something new and fresh and interesting on that channel and when I first heard Cassadee’s voice, I was enthralled and became a forever fan.
I favorited the Hey Monday videos from Fender on my Facebook page:
You are seeing a rough performance from the showroom of the Fender office in AZ so I’m sure lots of things are missing from the performance.
I agree Cassadee has a terrific voice and we have to keep in mind she’s singing over four acoustic guitars and she’s poorly mic’d and yet she still cuts through all that mess with a beautiful melody and joyous tone.
Fender deleted a lot of the nasty comments on the Hey Monday videos and I’m glad they did because the criticisms were cruel and unwarranted. How many young bands can sing that raw and unprotected with only acoustic guitars? Few, if any. Britney couldn’t do to. Madonna couldn’t do it. Cassadee does it.
As well… the YouTube commenters forget these live performances are more about those four branded guitars taken down from the rack with their stickers still on them than creating a perfect live performance.
I hope you’ll give Hey Monday a good, hard, listen and allow Cassadee to take you far away from here and into her land of wondermental singing and gracious, infectious, warmth… for those are the very essences of a young star bright in the night sky.