With their insanely catchy beats and soaring choruses, it can be easy to get lost within the notes and neglect the witty, well-knitted lyrics carrying the track along. The burning question is, how close have you been listening to the 1981 Extended Play track?
Test your knowledge on the lyrics of “Social Climb” below.
Behind the scenes of the latest iDKHOW visuals
The video was filmed at the famed McCune Mansion in Salt Lake City, Utah. It carrys the look of a ’70s-era mystery film one usually sees on TV at 3 a.m. From the settings, characters and the look of the film stock, Weekes tells AP it’s all part of the plan.
“[The Mansion] is over a hundred years old, a very cool location. A very Overlook Hotel vibe,” he says, making a reference to the central location of director Stanley Kubrick’s harrowing film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, The Shining. “I was definitely chasing [that movie] with regards to the look and the feel of the thing.”
Weekes did acknowledge the place looking a bit like the murder house in American Horror Story. When asked if the house had any painted portraits with the eyes cut out for eavesdroppers to look through, he laughs. “You know, they probably have them,” he says. “I don’t think they tell anyone about it. They do have that happening on every other episode of Scooby-Doo.”
Directed by Christian Jacobs (whom you never see in the same room at the same time as MC Bat Commander of the Aquabats), the video maintains Weekes’ idiosyncratic need to have iDKHOW’s visual properties look like relics from another decade.
You can read AP’s full interview with Dallon Weekes here.