There is something about Funky Finns that makes you smile. In the band’s latest video – Do It Like You Wanna – this conclusion is clear.
Filmed as a school audition parody, the Funky Finns fail to impress the judges with their dance moves. But, no worries, their speciality is funk music, and Do It Like You Wanna delivers their trademark happiness grooves under the musical direction of Mikko Pettinen. There’s nothing wrong with a band that just wants to spread love. The band emphasize the importance of positivity and self-expression through their lyrics, and their music encourages people to embrace their true selves.
Funky Finns is a reincarnation of his previous band Mikko Pettinen & Happy People, and the music and lyrics remain undeniably ‘happy’ in nature. With a disco bassline and uplifting lyrics, the horn section, keys and drums party on Do It Like You Wanna. Referring to their music as ‘Humane Soul’, their goal is to make this world a little bit better through their songs. Their desire is sincerely appreciated, and hip-hop can also learn from their approach.
Do It Like You Wanna is taken from the band’s forthcoming debut album UNITED SOULS (May 12th), and two pre-releases such as Rebel featuring Bentality confirm they are keeping the ‘fun’ in ‘funky.’
Funky Finns – keep doing it like you wanna!