We are loving this gorgeous ukulele cover of Foster the People’s irresistibly bouncy and infectiously catchy, “Pumped Up Kicks” by Sophie Madeleine! In direct contrast to its sunny sound, singer Mark Foster answered the question, “What is ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ about?” in this interview with spinner.com by explaining that,
“ ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ is about a kid that basically is losing his mind and is plotting revenge. He’s an outcast. I feel like the youth in our culture are becoming more and more isolated. It’s kind of an epidemic. Instead of writing about victims and some tragedy, I wanted to get into the killer’s mind, like Truman Capote did in ‘In Cold Blood.’ I love to write about characters. That’s my style. I really like to get inside the heads of other people and try to walk in their shoes. ”
The LA based band released their debut album, “Torches” this past May, and is slated to play at Lollapalooza later this summer. Listen to the original version and see the music video here and subscribe to Sophie Madeleine’s channel here.