Thursday, January 3, 2019
Merging Leatherface With Garth Brooks Music Works Way Better Than You Expected
Attempts at viral videos that merge two seemingly disparate pop culture properties together are a dime-a-dozen but they're not usually this much fun to watch nor as well-crafted as this one. This is an impressively realized video. The vocals of Nate Vaill channels Garth Brooks nicely while the sharp writing ("My kin uses bone for decor") brilliantly twists the structure of the original lyrics into some more demented. Plus, the visual of Leatherface riding an electronic bronco just by itself is hysterical. It's all so hilarious and delightful even before getting into how the high-quality of this music video makes me feel justified in thinking there was creative possibilities to be found in mashing up country music with classic cinema. Maybe there's hope for my French New Wave-themed parody of That's The Only Way I Know after all?