Happy Music Monday! For the past month or so, I have continually seen people posting “what does the fox say?” online, and up until last week, I did not know what it meant. After viewing the music video for “The Fox” by Ylvis, I can confidently say I now know what the fox says. You probably hate me for this, and I might hate myself a little bit, but this Music Monday is dedicated to “The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)” by Ylvis.
For those of you that don’t know, “The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)” is recently released electronic dance song by the Norwegian comedy duo, Ylvis. Think Flight of the Conchords or The Lonely Island, and you’ll understand the type of music the duo creates. After its release in early September, the song and music video have gone viral, earning itself the number 8 spot on Billboard Hot 100. On top of that, the music video has collected over 95 million views in one month. The video’s popularity has been compared to that of Psy’s Gangnam Style.
The video starts out with a bunch of people dressed in animal costumes at some fancy pants party, and one member of Ylvis begins singing dramatically about the noises all of the animals make. The cinematography, setting, and lighting all make the video seem so legitimate, and it drastically contrasts the weirdo lyrics and even weirder refrain. I’m not really certain as to why this song has become so popular, but I am all about it. I don’t think the song itself is good, but the strangeness of the whole situation excites my soul. Keep on being weird, Ylvis. You keep on.
Have a great week and thanks for reading