VIDEO: Thao and tUnE-yArDs Parody the Making of ‘Where Are Ü Now’

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‘Where R Ü Now’ was not just a hit song, it was a cultural phenomenon. It was so big that The New York Times wrote an article about it (in which we discovered that flute note was actually Bieb’s voice pitched way up, and called ‘The Dolphin’) and even made a video featuring the three men responsible for it. Artistes tUnE-yArDs and Thao and The Get Down and Stay Down, therefore, have made a parody of it for Funny or Die. Instead of dissecting ‘Where R Ü Now’, the ladies take on Thao’s track Astonished Man that was produced by tUnE-yArDs. Even though, Merrill said the video was “made with so much love for the original, and the heroic Diplo-Skrillex-Ber triumvirate,” the women still take some jabs at some of the – in retrospect – ridiculous things the men have said in their NYT video. For instance, the high-flying, fashion week scenario of which the song was first conceived, how something is “wrong-right,” and how the drums/percussions were made. Also, being female musicians, tUnE-yArDs inserted a joke about good ol’ music industry sexism, “Yeah, I ‘produced’ the album, but y’know, I’m a chick, so y’know, I’m mostly like ‘Woo! Wooooo!'”

Watch the parody below:

The original video from NYT here:

Follow tUnE-yArDs here, and Thao & The Get Down Stay Down here

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