Wow – believe it or not, it’s already been ten years since Awkward Marina’s legendary “Anthropology” came out, and to this day it still receives a lot of love (perhaps most notably via the BlackIceMusic Remix)! To mark the occasion, we have a renewed anniversary edition courtesy of Awkward Marina herself – so let’s get into the awesomeness!
The first thing you’ll notice is that the song received a whole new instrumental; we now have an upbeat pop melody with – you guessed it – lyre, guitar parts and some horse contributions later in the song as well, all of which create a fun departure from the predominantly piano-focused instrumental of the original! You’ll also be able to spot some slight changes to the lyrics, most obviously the increase in girl power as the names of Barack Obama and Micheal Phelps are changed to Lauren Faust (the beloved creator of Gen 4) and Lady Gaga (one of Awkward Marina’s musical inspirations). Additionally, Awkward Marina put in a bit of a fourth wall break, replacing the line, “Maybe humans like us, too, and dress like us at Comic Con,” with, “Maybe humans like us and write us our own fandom songs.” There are even more fun details to discover, but I’m not going to spoil it all – you’ll have to listen to it yourself (available soon on Spotify as well)!
Before I close this, I want to give a special thanks to Awkward Marina herself for being a big help in writing this article by explaining some of the details – this couldn’t have worked without her! Last but not least, a big thanks to theCANderson for helping me write an article that does this amazing song justice!
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I absolutely love the story/book Anthropology by JasonTheHuman and also the two or three PMVs of the same title. Really excellent.