The eighties nostalgia never ends!
Fans of Stranger Things will recognise the star of Weezer’s new video for their cover of A-Ha’s ‘Take On Me’.
Finn Wolfhard of Mike Wheeler fame stars as young Rivers Cuomo, complete with crazy hair and fashion sense. Helping Wolfhard solidify his eighties brand are his bandmates from Calpurnia, who feature as Cuomo’s teenage-hood living room band.
Die-hard Weezer fan Wolfhard is apparently just one of many who love the band and their recent output. Their ‘Teal Album’ of 80s covers saw the quartet build on the success of their take on Toto’s ‘Africa’ which became their biggest hit in years. ‘The Teal Album’ also includes covers of artists from TLC to Michael Jackson.
The video pays homage to the innovative style of Steve Barron’s iconic original music video for the track, which featured the fusion of illustrated versions of the band and reality.
Weezer are heading out on tour with Pixies later this year. In terms of new music Weezer will return on March 1st with ‘The Black Album’, their true next step from 2017’s ‘Pacific Daydream’.
Give the cover a listen: