- Watch this July 16
To promote the release of his new album Mandatory Fun, "Weird Al" Yankovic has been dropping a new music video every day. It started with "Tacky," which turned Pharrell's "Happy" into a takedown of obnoxiousness, and continued with "Word Crimes," a "Blurred Lines" parody that doubled as a handy grammar lesson. Today's "Foil" — a parody of Lorde's "Royals" — is his strangest yet.
As it begins, "Foil" feels like the latest in a long string of food-based Weird Al songs, including beloved classics like "Fat" and "Eat It." But after offering up a few handy tips about food preservation, "Foil" takes an unexpected turn for the sinister. Watch the video below (if you're not too busy watching the skies). --Scott Meslow
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