Saturday, June 1, 2019

"The Lonely Island explain their bonkers Bash Brothers visual album"

EW interview:

When we made a few of them, we were like, “It’s funny to make a few, but it’s kind of just a sketch.” But then the more we made, the funnier it became to us that we were being so committed to it.

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Everyone we knew kept asking what we were working on, and we’d be like, “This thing that we’re making for no one.”

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at one point, we even imagined maybe the album cover would be us as little kids in a childhood bedroom asleep with the poster above us, almost like the whole thing is our dream of what their lives are like. That was almost one of the ways in for us, like how it felt to be a kid and if you imagined what it was like to be them, this video is that dream.

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At some point we talked about just putting them on SoundCloud under a fake name and then just have people find them and think, “What is this?
Billboard interview:
Sia is incredible, we're obsessed with her music. We had friends in common and were like, "Think she'd ever do it? Ask her!" We got super lucky that she would, and we knew she doesn't really like appearing on camera, so I reached out to Sterling. I knew him because he did an episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which was incredible and he was nominated for an Emmy for it, so I think he felt like he owed me one. Just kidding. He was also nice about it, and drove out to some weird studio that we could afford for like $17, and shot with us in the daytime before going and shooting This Is Us.

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For the wig, I pulled images of DeBarge and a little bit Lionel Richie, a little bit Prince, but we wanted the wig colored like Sia's.
Silk robes, and kimonos.
Silk robes, and kimonos!