Parody genius “Weird Al” Yankovic has released his new video for “Foil,”which is a parody of “Royals” by Lorde. The video, which features a cameo from comedian Patton Oswalt, finds “Weird Al” hosting his own cooking show where he talks about why foil is better at protecting your sandwiches than plastic wrap or tupper ware.
Halfway through the song, he talks about foil hats protecting his thoughts from the illuminati, which gets him taken away. This is the third music video he has released this week. He will release a total of eight videos to celebrate his new album “Mandatory Fun,” which came out this past Tuesday (July 15).
The other videos the parodist unveiled were “Tacky,” a parody of Pharrell's smash hit “Happy” and “Word Crimes,” his take on last year's controversial hit “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke. In a recent interview with Diffuser, he talked about his inspiration to release eight videos:
“Things burn really quickly, things tend to go viral for a day, and I figure, 'Well, OK, I'll let each of my videos go viral for day.' Nowadays everybody's trying to figure out what works, and I'm not like every other artist. I'm a special case and there's really no precedent. So I'm just trying to see what works and this seemed like a fun thing to try.”
Other tracks on the album include parodies of Foo Fighters, the Pixies, Daft Punk, Imagine Dragons, Iggy Azalea among others. This year also marks the end of his recording contract with RCA. Yankovic has stated this may be his latest traditional album and future songs and EP will be released digitally. This is Weird Al's first LP since 2011's “Alpocalypse.”
To view all of the videos released so far and to get a copy of the new album, visit his website.