Hitmakers: Jack Antonoff reveals the secrets behind Fun's hit We Are Young

Ben Homewood

There’s an interesting story with this song… Nate [Ruess, frontman] had written the hook and Jeff [Bhasker, producer] had started working with us, but then he took it to Kanye and Jay-Z and they recorded it for Watch The Throne.

Fun were an unknown band at the time, so the whole genesis of the song came about because Kanye and Jay-Z had recorded it but ended up scrapping it before release.

I heard it was because Jay-Z thought it was ...

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