Instant Grammy Review: fun., "Carry On"

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It was perhaps a curious decision for the boys of fun., to play "Carry On" for their big Grammy debut. The third single's been mired in the bottom half of the Top 100 for a while and hasn't exactly ... set the world on fire (we're sorry) the way "We Are Young" and "Some Nights" did last year.

But still, if you're going to give one of your lesser-known songs a big push, the Grammy stage is a pretty ideal place to do it."Carry On" will always suffer for sounding a little too much like a watered-down combination of the band's two breakout singles, but fun. performed it with their trademark blend of theatrical sincerity, feeling the music so hard that water literally rained from the ceiling. (Was that why Nate Ruess was wearing flood pants?)

Special effects aside, we're not quite sure what was going with the aesthetics of this performance, though. The set was dressed like something out of the John Hurt version of 1984, and Jack Antonoff in particular looked like the world's saddest medical intern.

POPDUST SAYS: 3.5/5