Dancey LA synth-pop trio Superhumanoids released their second full-length, Do You Feel OK?, last month, and today they’re sharing a new video for “Norwegian Black Metal.” Directed by Evan Weinerman (aka Arms Race), it stars SNL’s Kyle Mooney — who just got promoted to the main SNL cast, congrats Kyle! — as a corpsepaint-wearing metalhead giving a raw, emotionally intense performance of the song in a chic Japanese bar. “We love the collision of pop and sadness,” the band told NPR in an email. “And this song is just that. Lyrically it is about longing, curiosity and the ability for the mundane things in life to have the most devastating impact [but] we pair those lyrics with the most straightforward and featherweight sounds on the record. Similarly, the video takes a comedian (and friend) in Kyle and places him in a situation that on paper sounds comical, but in performance is devastatingly sad.” Watch below.
Do You Feel OK? is out now on Innovative Leisure.