Flight of the Conchords Records Song For Sick Kids
It's been way too long since we've seen the Flight of the Conchords duo together. Bret McKenzie is off winning song composing Oscars, and Jemaine Clement was in Men in Black III for some reason, so both have been busy doing stuff individually and teasing us about a potential FOTC movie with what can only be their dry, sarcastic New Zealand wit.
So imagine our surprise and delight when we heard they were getting back together to save sick children. The duo, along with a bunch of other New Zealand acts and performers got together to record a "We Are The World" style song to benefit sick children everywhere, and it wouldn't be Flight of the Conchords if they didn't do it ironically and poorly. But that's what makes it awesome.
In the video below, you'll find an infamous meeting between the two and their manager Murray (Rhys Darby), where they've been waiting in silence for three years for a gig, as well as about five minutes of them interacting which children (Jemaine graciously stopped himself from growing a rapist mustache until after this part), which is just as ridiculous as it sounds, and then finally the song itself, composed with lyrics suggested by small children and featuring a bunch of singers I've never seen before in my life. Yes, it's incredible.
Skip ahead to about 10 minutes in if you just want to hear the song, titled "Feel Inside And Stuff Like That", because of course it is:
The best part is when the kid tells them she loves The Muppets, which McKenzie obviously did the music for, but it's just great to see the duo (and Murray!) back together.
And for what it's worth, the other artists on the track are: “Dave Dobbyn, Brooke Fraser, Boh Runga, Sam Scott, Luke Buda, Savage, Young Sid, Tyree, Deach, PNC, Zowie, Ruby Frost, Kids of 88, Rikki Morris, Moana Maniapoto, Nathan King, Maitereya, Victoria Girling-Butcher, Elizabeth Marvelly, Peter Urlich and Cherie Mathieson,” which must be awesome for New Zealanders.