On Five For Fighting’s latest song, “What If,” John Ondrasik pontificates about what would happen if for one day, the everyone in the world switched role with someone else.
Over a mix of synths and electronic beats Ondrasik asks, “What if we could truly understand each other’s experience?” Listen to the track below.
The open-ended question leads to a few more, “Would our stereotypes and preconceptions change? Would compassion overcome insecurity and ideology?”
Before getting to the song’s point, “What if you were me? What if I were you?”
The song is off Five For Fighting’s as-yet-untitled sixth album, due out September 17. This is the “Superman” singer’s first release since 2009’s Slice