These final years have written a song about what they’ve learned at Leeds
It’s actually quite emotional
Two enterprising final years have written a tear-jerking song about what being at Leeds really teaches you.
The catchy jingle, which is a cover of Baz Luhrmann’s “Sunscreen”, was aired on their final LSR show earlier this week.
Written by LSR hosts Sammy James and Alex Ewing, the song features helpful advice such as “If you ever have class in Roger Stevens Lecture Theatre 13, leave yourself two hours to find it. It exists in a parallel universe.”
It also warns: “The Edward Boyle library will never have enough plugs, Sainsbury’s Local will always be overpriced, and the sandwiches in Essentials will always be terrible.”
You might remember the two third-years from the cheesy busking on campus they did earlier this year, in which they offered up pitch-perfect covers of the likes of Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj.
Talking about their new track, Sammy said: “Alex and I made the song because we wanted to end our show on LSR in style.
“We’ve been at Leeds for a combined six years and we felt that we wanted to impart some of our Leeds wisdom to our fellow students.
“For us, the dream would be for it to be played to all freshers when they start at Leeds Uni. So far negotiations with the university aren’t going too well, but we’re remaining optimistic.”
The song, which is sure to bring a tear to the eye of even the most hardened graduate, reminds the listener that “going to Leeds is the greatest thing you will ever do”, and we’re inclined to agree.
Has anyone got a tissue?