Michael Cera Wrote a Song and It’s Actually Good
Some people have written Michael Cera off as an internet meme, but his latest synth pop track featuring
Sharon Van Etten is anything but. It might come as a surprise, but Cera has already released an
album back in 2014. He has described his music as more of a creative outlet than a serious
career pursuit, however, this latest track proves that he should pursue music more seriously.
Written for the not-so- typical romantic comedy, DINA, which won the Grand Jury Prize at
Sundance, Cera told Pitchfork that he made the song using a Roland Jupiter 4 synthesizer and
drum machine in a basement. Cera’s song is going to play in the credits of the movie and was
given its own music video with characters from the movie.
The sweet lyrics are an ode to innocent or first-time lovers. The short verses are complimented
by the refrain of “I will always do the best I can for you”. The synth is reminiscent of a Fisher
Price kid’s xylophone, but works perfectly alongside Sharon Van Etten’s soft vocals. Overall, the
song is simple, heart-warming, and perfect for anyone this Fall who finds themselves in love.
DINA, a story about a couple on the autism spectrum, will be released October 6 th of this year.