The weekend may be here but “Weird Al” week marches on. His latest video is a Pixies pastiche and sees him ranting about “First World Problems,” like not being able to fast forward commercials during live TV and his barista not bothering to make a foam design on the top of his vanilla latte. “I told [director Liam Lynch] that I didn’t want to be myself; I wasn’t Weird Al in this video — I was kind of like this douchey character,” he told PopCrush. “So we thought, ‘OK, we’ll find you a douchey blonde wig … [which was made of] real human hair … and I tried it on, and it fit, and we had fun with it!” Watch the video (via Popcrush) along with two interviews with “Weird Al” where he talks about the making of the clip and the process of writing parodies.
Amanda Palmer contributed vocals and wrote about the experience here.
Mandatory Fun is out now via RCA.