Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Ford Mustang Commercial Song: 'How it Starts' by The Features

Yesterday's Lowe's Commercial Songs post seemed popular, so I'm following it up with another commercial song post: The 2013 Ford Mustang Commercial.



The New 2013 Ford Mustang had been getting a marketing push lately, fronted by a new catchy tv spot.  I actually really like the redesign of the new Mustang.  I think the back end in particular recalls the classic look of the late 60's Shelby Cobras.  It helps that they've marketed this new-old look with a cool-looking/sounding commercial.  I also liked the Black Swan reference thrown in at the end.

Steve McQueen in a 1968 Ford Mustang GT 390 in the movie 'Bullitt'

The song featured in the ad is 'How it Starts' by The Features.  Bit of a hard edge to the song.  I almost want to compare it to The Black Keys... but for how The Back Keys are a throwback band, The Features seem like a more modernized version of that sound.  Not quite as raw and hard-rocking, but with some of those elements and a bit of synth thrown in there.

Here's a live version I've been playing a lot lately:


I'll try to make this the last "commercial song" post I do for a while.  I like to have the tv on low when I'm studying, and whenever a song catches my ear I make a note of it.  Just seems like it's been happening a lot lately.

28 comments:

  1. That was a pretty cool advert, and the car reflecting a girl in a black outfit that defied who she was on the outside, that was pretty damn cool.

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  2. Great commercial, and the new Mustangs look sick!

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  3. I think a good commercial is one that has a catchy song that makes me remember it. I like the Mustang one.

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  4. LOL at the end. It didn't seem likely that they'd have a pink Mustang to round off the ad.

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  5. Ahhh that's a great commercial not corny like the Chrylser commercials and not dumb as hell like the KIA commercials lol.

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  6. Looks like they are making better commercials lately, still like the older Mustangs better though.

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  7. cool track, never heard of these guys before.

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  8. Really enjoyed those commercials. Clever.

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  9. These are all so darn catchy!! I like the mustang ones better though ;)

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  10. o know that to expensive bec. the old mustang restored almost $140.000

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  11. I've always liked the older mustangs and i like how they started reverting to that just updated version of it

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  12. I like the black swan reference as well. It also plays nicely with assumed gender preferences.

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  13. New Mustang?
    What. A. Look.
    When I finally become rich, this will be the first thing I will buy.
    Also, loved the song. The Black Keys comparsion is just ok, their last albums has some touch of electronica too.

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  14. Wish they really changed color

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  15. Pretty awesome little song. Great use in the commercial. ALmost maes me want to watch more cable.

    Also, you typo'd swan.

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  16. Ugh, this just serves to remind me that I really need to get my license.

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  17. I must say I've definitely got something for old-fashioned cars. They tend to last a lot longer too. It's not uncommon for me to see cars from 30 years ago still running around while recent models tend to be gone in far less time.

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  18. mustangs are sick. i like em better than camaros. the original gone in 60 seconds was pretty awesome too.

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