Weezer launched a video for his or her cowl of “Take On Me” on Tuesday (Feb. 12). The visible stars Stranger Things actor (and Weezer superfan) Finn Wolfhard and his band Calpurnia in an vintage-y homage to a-ha’s traditional No. 1 hit.
The teen actor — and budding rocker — performs a younger Rivers Cuomo within the clip and was greater than thrilled to step into the Weezer frontman’s sneakers.
“This video was an absolute blast to movie and I’m so excited for everybody to see it," Wolfhard stated in a launch. “Calpurnia has coated Weezer previously and I’m actually honored that they requested us to do that.”
In a tribute to a-ha’s imaginative authentic, the Weezer video options the identical mixture of pencil-sketch animation and reside motion because the 1985 hit, with the Calpurnia children rocking out in a lounge whereas Wolfhard-as-Cuomo’s mom is away.
“Take On Me” is the newest single off Weezer’s shock album of canopy songs, Weezer (The Teal Album), which was launched Jan. 24 and peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 (chart dated Feb. 9). Starting subsequent month, the band will hit the highway with Pixies for a run of North American area dates, and are set to launch their subsequent album of authentic music — Weezer (The Black Album) — on March 1.