Daði Freyr has had a distinctly weird year. The Icelandic musician was posed for international acclaim as a frontrunner in the annual Eurovision Song Contest. However, the pandemic cancelled the event, which means his popular song “Think About Things,” was barred from competing again next year.
Weirder still, he was an Icelandic Eurovision contestant who then witnessed the United States become broadly aware of the European songwriting competition through the story of a fictional Icelandic musical act in Will Ferrell’s superb comedy Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga. So, Freyr rolled with it, releasing a jaunty cover of one of the movie’s many bangers, “Volcano Man.”
Then, by popular demand, he covered future Oscar-winning Best Song “Ja Ja Ding Dong.”
Now, here comes Christmas time. And to celebrate, Freyr is giving fans a dose of the weirdness he’s received aplenty in 2020 with a new song, “Every Moment Is Christmas With You,” and an accompanying video that I can’t tell if I love or loathe.
Take a look.
Remember the “everything is cake” meme/nightmare? Recall all the odd TikTok vids that allow users to float their facial features over random pictures? Collide those onto stock footage of holiday activities and you get the absolutely, unapologetically bizarre concept of this video.
What do we think? Does it capture the mind-melting mayhem of 2020? Do we like that? Do we respect that? Do we appreciate the big swing of it all and will learn to love it like we have Cats? Or did I show you this purely because I can’t unsee it and like The Ring refuse to be alone in that?
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