The album has become a success throughout the world, selling nearly three million copies.
If this is in HD, everyone can see our faces and we are not very young.
We've been doing this for 12 years and I just got to say we could not do this without the help of all the fans that we've had keeping us afloat for the last 12 years." Alongside Fun, Ruess had been a supporting vocalist for many different songs across genres.
She decided the song needed another side to it and subsequently a male part was written.
While at first reluctant, with Pink encouraging him, he decided to participate in the duet.
The band's fanbase began to grow, and the Format released their second EP, Snails, with Atlantic Records in April 2005.
However, while working on their second album, Dog Problems, they were dropped from Atlantic.During his time in school, Ruess played in punk bands and upon graduation chose to pursue music professionally.In an interview with American Songwriter Ruess states, "I'm not one to take lessons, so I decided that the only way I was going to learn how to sing, if what they were saying was true, was to go in my car and put on any sort of music from a vocalist that might be really hard to mimic, turn it on as loud as possible and try to hit all those notes".It would be the last new Fun song performed before Ruess' pursuing his career as a solo artist, however the band has made it clear that they are on hiatus, not splitting up.On February 5, 2015, Fun posted a letter on their official website as a note to their fans on the status of the band.The song eventually topped the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming his first number-one single as a solo artist and his second overall.