Anti Social Media has won the right to represent Denmark and to reply to about a thousand questions about their band name at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest:
Anti Social Media’s styling gave me hope that “The Way You Are” would be a Ruben Cossani-style lounge-pop single. It did have a certain 1960s guitar pop savior faire, but I admit it lacked the swankiness I desired. Still, it did contain a healthy dollop of Denmark’s Eurovision 2008 entry “All Night Long.” I wouldn’t say it’s a rip off (the way, say, Thomas G:Son and Henrik Sethsson ripped off their own “In a Moment Like This” with “Mi Amore“), but it’s hard to listen to this one without imagining Simon Mathew strutting around the stage.
Nevertheless, you’ve got a good-looking, amiable quartet of lads, dressed impeccably, performing a catchy, upbeat love song. You would have to have problems with puppies and rainbows to begrudge Anti Social Media’s success at this year’s Melodi Grand Prix.