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Foster the People consider retiring “Pumped Up Kicks”

5 monthes ago   |   By Consequence of Sound

It's hard to believe that Foster the People put out the runaway hit “Pumped Up Kicks” almost ten years ago. The controversial song sparked a wealth of backlash, with ongoing criticism that it makes light of school shootings. After a decade of debating and a rise in gun violence, it looks like the band is considering finally putting the single to rest.
Frontman Mark Foster spoke at length with Billboard about the track, which was written from the standpoint of a mentally ill teenager and actually meant to condemn violence. “I wrote that song in eight hours, and for me it wasn't necessarily...
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