Honest Question: What is the Hit Song “Anna Sun” About?

Oh, you know the song. Anna Sun isn’t only the beloved Sociology professor at Kenyon College, but the name of a chart-topping hit with a melody you can’t shake. When you were home for weeks at a time whether it be Thanksgiving or Spring break, you mentioned/humble-bragged to your friends from home while you were coasting that the song they were blasting is actually based on that tiny speck of land you call your college. Did you know Anna Sun is based on Kenyon? Yeah, the lead singer went there. Yeah I’m the coolest person you know. 

We decided to investigate one step further, push the envelope if you will. We listened to the earth-shattering lyrics over and over, desperate to find the clear references to the ‘bier.

Fire-crackers in the east my car parked south: Ok he’s obviously talking about dear South Lot 2, lovingly known as the ends of the earth.

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Walk the Moon Free on iTunes

Photo via Instagram (Just kidding. Sort of?)

The Thrill got a hot tip from Frances Sutton ’13 that Walk the Moon‘s brutally hip hit “Anna Sun” is the free single of the week on iTunes. If you don’t already own this song, (because you don’t go to Kenyon, you’re too cool to listen to Walk the Moon or you’re Anna Sun) jump on this. Unless you scored an NCA, the line “this house is falling apart” will really resonate next year.

Exclusive Anna Sun song response email screengrab after the jump.

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Do it tonight: Dancing with the Kenyon Stars


She'll be there (and this is how she'll look if she wins the trophy)...

Tonight, Kenyon’s Ballroom Dancing Club will transform the KAC’s Tomsich Arena into a ballroom (just like your gym at senior prom), and all of Kenyon’s hottest celebrities will converge to let their hair down and show off some classy moves.

...but sadly, Lady Gaga will not be there as a guest judge.

Besides the joys of watching Katherine Elkins tango and S. Georgia Nugent waltz (she’s surely good at it, since she’s so elegant and cosmopolitan), the money raised by ticket sales goes to a good cause: the Russian Orphan Opportunity Fund. Judges, including Associate Professor of Dance Balinda Craig-Quijada and sociology superstar Anna Sun, will be on hand to provide commentary and scores, but the winner will be determined by audience votes.

Plus, the whole show will be run by this classy fella!

Dancing with the Kenyon Stars, 8:00 p.m., Tomsich Arena (the KAC’s basketball court). Entry is free; voting tickets are $2 and are available at Peirce today and at the door tonight.