None of the three guys who make up the comedy/music group The Lonely Island — Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer — work for Saturday Night Live anymore. They haven’t stopped doing the thing that brought them their fame while under the employment of Lorne Michaels and company, though. Yesterday, the group released a new song, which will be included on its upcoming The Wack Album (to be released June 11), called “Spring Break Anthem.”
Instead of being framed as an SNL Digital Short, the video for this track is wedged inside a new episode of Between Two Ferns, Zach Galifianakis’ web show of awkward interviews. It also features James Franco, who’s the subject of Galifianakis’ offputting queries. And, for some reason that’s never fully explained, Edward Norton is in it, too.
The video is fairly typical Lonely Island fare: three somewhat nerdy white dudes jumping around and rapping about partying and getting drunk. As always, the beat is way better than you’d expect from a comedy rap song and the guys are surprisingly adept at playing the roles of rap stars.
This time around, though, it kind of feels like there might be a hidden message in the lyrics. I can’t put my finger on exactly what it is, but I do know that I have a sudden urge to pick out flower arrangements and work on a seating plan…