Sad13 – “Hysterical”

Natalie Piserchio

Sad13 – “Hysterical”

Natalie Piserchio

Four years after she released her solo debut Slugger, Speedy Ortiz leader Sadie Dupuis is getting ready to release Haunted Painting, the second album released under her Sad13 alias. The album comes out next month, and we’ve already posted the early tracks “WTD?,” “Ghost (Of A Good Time),” and “Oops…!” Today, we get another new song, and it’s got a pretty great music video attached.

The new Sad13 track is called “Hysterical,” and it’s a zippy synthpop track with layered lyrics: “I wanna see you disappear and laugh like I don’t need permission.” In a press release, Dupuis says that the song is about “unfunny comedians [who] love to argue that ‘PC culture’ destroys comedy.” Dupuis plays almost all the instruments herself.

The video, directed by Kate Banford and Jamie Loftus, features Dupuis alongside comedy-world mainstays like Loftus, Mitra Jouhari, and Demi Adejuyigbe. Like the new horror movie Host, the whole thing takes place on a computer screen, and it’s all about what happens when a ghost shows up in a Zoom party and kills everyone. Watch it below.

Haunted Painting is out 9/25 on Wax Nine. Pre-order it here.

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