Alt-pop group The One Eighties’ “No King” blends ABBA with The Bee Gees with a dash of La Roux. It’s downright danceable, but it’s also got a bite to its lyrics. It’s got a darker tone than one would expect and that’s why I rock with it.
That’s because the song is about standing up to oppressors and saying “you can’t and won’t keep me down.” While all power is fleeting, if one uses their own power for good, they can do great things. The group recognizes this and says “let me use my power to combat the negatives in the world.” If you’re curious about this one, check out the song and its accompanying video and support dope music in all its forms.