Video: "Fight for Me"

From the band Citizen Reign. The sentiment is welcome but I confess I’m not a fan of power ballads, which too often lapse into cheesiness. The trick in writing a salute to the troops, I think, is to embrace the extremes: either go the Beccy Cole route or go the full Stuck Mojo. Walk the middle ground and you’re apt to step in a puddle of schmaltz.

They’ve got their heads screwed on straight, though. No mean feat given what they do for a living.