Awesome A Capella Group Skewers Hookup Culture Promoted in Hit Songs
XIV hours, Durham Academy's a capella group, filmed a medley of pop music from Rihanna to Britney Spears to show how today's music culture is sending our generation mixed messages about relationships.
"Lost in the Game: A Musical Story of Relationships, Sex and Gender Politics" combines today's pop hits as an example of the messy stages of a typical relationship in our "hookup culture."
They begin with a powerful message, a rendition of "Blurred Lines" in which one of the male members approaches the only girl in the group not in sync with her friends' actions and sings "I know you want it." She replies, "No, I don't!" But he is quick to pursue her again, as she insists, "No means no!"
"We wanted to deliver an important message and inspire conversation on a larger level about relationship expectations and the mixed messages teens navigate through the music they listen to every day," the grroup wrote on their Vimeo webpage.
Mission accomplished. What a creative way to get the convo started.