Readers! Holy crap, Batman, how did 2016 sneak up so fast?! I apologize for my delays in posts, as the holidays proved to do the opposite of give me lots of time to write up some things. Well, it’s a new year, and the first Wednesday of that year (it’s still ~6:15pm as I write this), so let’s dive in with a song that sort of applies to all those holiday leftovers that should probably be gone by now: Foil from the album Mandatory Fun.
This is probably my favorite song from Al’s final contract album. It’s a fantastic parody of Lorde’s Royals song about everyone’s favorite metallic food cover. The first verse is more or less the kind of subject matter I expected when I first saw the title and listened to the song. The second verse? Well, that took a hard left turn into ‘what the hell is going on’ territory before finally arriving at it’s connection to foil. I actually laughed out loud when the second chorus started!
To me, this is one of the best examples in Al’s entire discography of his brilliance as a song writer. I would have loved to be in the meeting with the rest of his band the first time they talked about this. Honestly, were you wondering how he was going to make a three minute song about food storage that didn’t get old after the first verse? I know I was. Thankfully, this is Weird Al we’re talking about, so the writing was in good hands.
Let me know what you think of this song in the comments. Do you agree with me about how this song reflects on his career as a whole? What’s your favorite song from Mandatory Fun? Until next month, stay weird, my friends!