The Kooks are an indie-pop band from Brighton, East Sussex in the UK. The band describes themselves as “pop” and their music is primarily influenced by the 1960s British Invasion movement and post-punk revival of the new millennium. They have experimented in several genres including rock, Britpop, pop, reggae, and ska, at times being described as “a less severe Arctic Monkeys”. One thing is for certain, their songs are catchy as hell and Naïve is my absolute favourite! Naïve is off their debut album Inside In/Inside Out, which was released in in 2006 and went quadruple platinum in the UK, as well as 2x platinum in Ireland and platinum in Australia. One of four singles from the album, Naïve is their most successful single to date. I wish I was more familiar with the album itself and more of their music, but I haven’t had a chance to get a good listen, but Naïve is a must-hear if you don’t know it!
I think this is just an amazing song. I listen to it in the car all the time and completely rock out. The lyrics and melody are simple but incredibly catchy. I think it’s so well written the way the music builds each verse/chorus. The percussion entrance gets me every time and the deliverance of the lyrics is just perfect. Lily Allen also did a cover of the song on the Jo Whiley Show which is pretty fantastic.