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Haim’s Video for ‘My Song 5′ features Vanessa Bayer, Ezra Koenig, A$AP Ferg, Grimes, and Kesha

I always get the worst case of FOMO when I watch the Haim women hang out with each other in their music videos. That’s why the music video for “My Song 5″ almost gave me an anxiety attack when it hit the music blogs this morning. I can live with Haim biking around Los Angeles or playing intramural basketball games without me, but shooting a fake Jerry Springer-style tabloid talk show with all the cool indie kids? Can’t deal with that kind of jealousy.

Over the course of four and half-minutes we get a behind-the-scenes look at the Vanessa Bayer-hosted Dallas Murphy Show, which undoubtedly takes cues from her comedic shorts Sound Advice. Throughout the show we are treated to cameos by Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig and producer Ariel Rechtshaid hanging in the audience, Grimes giving Danielle life advice with a towel on her head, and Kesha admitting her love for Mr. Boots, her cat (which, ludicrously, has precedence).

Most notably, the Trap Lord himself, A$AP Ferg, gets salacious with his verse but his threesome lyrics are still less jarring than Este’s mime fetish (see above image). I listened to this “Shabba Ranks” remix of “12 Days of Christmas” right after this video to feel wholesome again.

Check out the video below and let us know who else you think should have been in Haim’s new music video (vote for me!)

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2 comments

  • I hate when bands ruin a great song with a bad video. Not to say the talk show angle is a bad one, or the comedic tone of the vid. But I can’t stand it when the song is turned down or interrupted with on-camera audio. My Song 5 has one of the coolest guitar licks I’ve heard over the last few years, and every time it comes up in the song, it’s turned down so someone can talk over it with some meaningless scripted lines. If you wanted to make a skit, make a separate, possibly instrumental, version to talk over. Or better yet, just use captions to express the dialogue. But never underestimate the ability of a great song to speak for itself.