It's not often you find anything unironic in popular culture now. I can be as snarky as the next guy, but sometimes you yearn for something genuine - some sentiment that doesn't resemble Lucy holding the football. It takes a kind of courage I admire to say things that are not equivocal.
Imagine Dragons suits the day for me. Genuine, inclusive, respectful, fun. They explained themselves with the following, though I'm not sure they needed to. Like America, it's all right there lying around, if you'll just pick it up.
We wrote this song as a reflection of our love and gratitude for this great country and those who keep it free. At a time when there is fear and economic turmoil both here and abroad, we felt as though the best way to honor the fallen and injured who put their lives on the line is to create something positive and uplifting (a rarity in today's media). The song and music video "America" is dedicated particularly to the Wounded Warrior Project, which provides support for injured vets - please consider donating to this great cause at http://wwpproudsupporter.kintera.org/imaginedragonsband.
Wounded Warrior Project