The comedy trio release a hilarious video for their new single Badass.
Hot on the heels of three new singles, The Midnight Beast return with Badass, the fourth single for their upcoming album, The Album Nobody Asked For. Despite the self-deprecating title, the trio of Stefan Abingdon, Dru Wakely, and Ashley Horne have undoubtably crafted one of the catchiest songs of the year.
Part of the course of a Midnight Beast classic is a laugh-out-loud music video, and Badass certainly does not disappoint. Featuring the band members as petty criminals, this gives the perfect premise to see Stefan, Dru and Ash get humiliated through unexpected electrocution, a surprisingly wet shooting, and a savage stabbing, all at the hands of a 10-year-old girl. We are so here for the Home Alone vibes.
The music video is set up by a voice message. “I’m afraid your mother and I are stuck in traffic,” a calm authoritative voice reads. “You make a start on your homework, and we’ll be home as soon as we can.”
Conjuring up images of a quiet, well-mannered child, this illusion is hilariously broken by the funky opening riff of the song, and then again by the reveal of a young school girl, played by Maddie Bradfield, mouthing the word, “badass.”
The Midnight Beast have always been known for using dichotomies to create humour and Badass takes this technique a whole new level. The innocent looking ten-year-old is seen jumping on the bed (as expected for her age) rapping to the somewhat questionable lyrics.
The video then evolves into an action film parody where, instead of a macho hero defeating waves of enemies, we are presented with a tiny girl kicking ass, defending her house from the evil burglars. It’s a hilarious watch, fitting the playful vibe of the new single perfectly.
With just a week or so until the album drops on 24 August, it’s an eventful time for The Midnight Beast fans! They recently announced a five-date UK tour to coincide with the release of the new album, and to whet our appetites even more, they recently revealed the whole track list on Twitter!
We can’t wait to hear the rest of the new album, but in the meantime, we’ll be singing, “I really, really, really wanna be a badass” for days.