Ah, youth! The running, the playing, the freedom, the…children walking around with heads that look like those of grown men?! That last part might be a bit of nightmare fuel, but it’s also what happens in the video for “Kids,” the most recent visual to be released from Benny Sings‘ latest album Music.
The clip takes the song’s title literally as we find ourselves at a playground watching children delight in being able to play. It all seems pretty normal until we get a look at a kid playing in the sand and the camera pans up to reveal that he has the head of singer/rapper KYLE. The visual is equal parts amusing and disturbing and completely hilarious. The feat is accomplished again when Benny’s verse starts and the effect is repeated. However, Benny doesn’t appear in the video at all. Instead, we’re treated to Saturday Night Live‘s Kyle Mooney doing his best impression of the singer as a confused tiny human.
Benny gave a bit of insight about the clip’s creation in a statement, saying, “The video was shot in LA, great locations with these awesome LA kids. Then we stuck KYLE’s head on there, and not my head, but the head of one of my [heroes], Kyle Mooney. It makes it all very funny and weird. Just the way I like it.”
What’s not funny or weird — but is actually quite thrilling — is that Benny Sings actually plans to tour this year. He’s lined up a few dates in Europe and North America starting in October and wrapping up a week before Christmas. You can check out all the dates he’s got lined up (along with locations) after you watch the video for “Kids” below.
Benny Sings Europe Tour 2021
19 Oct – Bird, Rotterdam (NL)
20 Oct – Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam (NL)
22 Oct – Alte Feuerwoche, Mannheim (DE)
23 Oct – Junkyard, Dortmund (DE)
24 Oct – Gretchen, Berlin (DE)
25 Oct – Nochtspeicher, Hamburg (DE)
28 Oct – Het Depot, Leuven (BE)
29 Oct – Trix, Antwerpen (BE)
Benny Sings US/Canada Tour 2021
Dec 07 – Le Poisson Rouge (New York, NY)
Dec 08 – The Sinclair (Cambridge, MA)
Dec 10 – Petit Campus (Montreal, QU, Canada)
Dec 11 – Adelaide Hall (Toronto, ON, Canada)
Dec 13 – Biltmore Ballroom (Vancouver, BC, Canada)
Dec 14 – The Croc (Seattle, WA)
Dec 15 – Doug Fir (Portland, OR)
Dec 17 – Troubadour (Los Angeles, CA)
Dec 18 – The Independent (San Francisco, CA)