Weird Al Yankovic Parodies Lorde’s ‘Royals’ in New ‘Foil’ Video
“Weird Al” Yankovic just released a new album yesterday, ‘Mandatory Fun.’ And he’s marking the occasion by premiering a brand new video every day this week.
On Monday it was ‘Tacky,’ a parody of Pharrell Williams’ ubiquitous ‘Happy’; yesterday it was ‘Word Crimes,’ a spin on Robin Thicke‘s ‘Blurred Lines.’ Today he takes on Lorde‘s breakout smash ‘Royals’ in a song called ‘Foil.’
And it’s a typically hilarious spoof. You can watch the video above.
“I never bother with baggies, glass jars, Tupperware containers, plastic, cling wrap, really a no-brainer / I just like to keep all my flavors sealed in tight with aluminum foil,” he sings over the familiar stomping beat as he shoots some sort of cooking show. (And yes, that’s the great Patton Oswalt behind the camera.)
Following ‘Tacky’ (a spot-on skewering of everything, um, tacky) and ‘Word Crimes’ (which takes aim at the many, many grammatical misuses found online), ‘Foil’ kinda brings Yankovic back to his home ground: songs about food.
And while the track isn’t specifically about food, it does, like ‘Eat It’ and ‘Fat’ before it, revolve around the world of food. Yankovic’s an ace at songs like this, and ‘Foil’ works as both a nodding throwback and a thoroughly modern piercing of modern culture.
Stick around for the second half, though, when things take a turn toward the weird. We don’t want to spoil anything, but let’s just say aluminum foil makes some mighty cool headgear if you’re into that sorta thing.
Yankovic sat down for a chat with us earlier this week to talk about his new album. Find out what he said: