Ylvis parodies a cappella groups in new music video
Remember Ylvis, those guys that boldly answered one of millennials’ greatest questions: “What does the fox say?” Well, they’re back, and this time they’re lampooning inspirational a cappella music videos.
Ylvis — comprised of Norwegian brothers Vegard and Bård Ylvisåker — dropped their latest music video “a capella” on Tuesday. The video shows the two brothers leading an a cappella group trying to inspire a young boy who’s been bullied. The group makes note of certain stereotypes common to a cappella singers: one-man beatboxing, smiling “like you know Jesus personally,” and made up words (although we do learn “Boodelooap” is actually the name of a Nigerian soft drank). They end by showcasing different musical styles of a cappella to fend off the boy’s bullies.
The video is fairly timely, as a cappella is still very much in the public eye — the Pitch Perfect franchise is preparing a third film, Lifetime just premiered the docu-series Pitch Slapped, and Pentatonix continues to be a viral sensation every time they perform.