Early this week, I was doing my usually daily stroll around my social media accounts when I saw someone had posted this video. “What’s It Like in Liverpool?” is a song by native Liverpudlian Marc Kenny.
The song is catchy and fun. The video is bright and lively with scenic shots of Liverpool and the Cavern Club. So what’s my gripe? I have to wonder if this song is just another attempt to capitalize on the proud home of the Fab Four? Kenny’s biography says he’s been reading and writing music since the age of 9 and that while other kids at school were learning classical pieces, his parents bought him the Beatles music book. I can’t argue with that, I did the same for my son. But why write a song about Liverpool with lines from Beatles’ songs in it and with a video filled with Beatles related images from around the city? If someone is so talented (and you only have to read Marc’s long bio to know how talented he claims to be), why resort to capitalizing on the greatest band in the world to become famous?
Then again, I have to wonder whether maybe I’m the only one that is even having these thoughts, since the video currently has over 4,000 viewings and according to Facebook, it’s been shared over 6,000 times.
Well, I do have to admit…I’ve hit the play button at least a half dozen times myself. The song is very good, the video is also well done, and yes, Marc Kenny has got talent. And for that reason…
I rate this song and video, 3 out of 4 Beetles!
You can buy a copy of What’s It Like in Liverpool? on Amazon.com for $0.89 if you’d like to support Marc Kenny. Or you can buy the studio and live versions, plus one other song here for $2.67.