Day Wave, glossy indie pop band and fighter of the Night Wave, have struck gold in their new music video for “Stuck.” The clip, which parodies a video of a priest watching the Star Wars VII trailer, is a collaboration between the band’s Jackson Phillips, Day Wave fan/Blink-182 bassist Mark Hoppus, and director Ryan Baxley.
With Phillips lounging in the background, Hoppus sits down at his computer to watch the new Day Wave music video (in actuality, the recording of him watching is the music video—so meta, you guys). As the song plays, Hoppus narrates what he claims to be witnessing: a coyote with different-colored eyes, deer, horny toads, sloths, a drunk grizzly bear, Burt Reynolds carrying a dozen roses… it all sounds wild, so vivid, so impossible.
“Only Burt Reynolds could bring all these animals across the desert like that,” Hoppus comments, impressed. Then he tries to unravel the video’s metaphor. “He’s leading them somewhere, like the song leads us to a better place and Burt Reynolds is Jackson writing the song that transcends us as animals to a higher plane!”
Eventually there’s a spaceship and space boobs, and Reynolds gives his flowers to Chewbacca, who actually turns out to be Teen Wolf who then actually is just Michael J. Fox. It’s pretty hilarious.
Let us know what you think of the video in the comments below, and be sure to check out the rest of Day Wave’s glowing indie pop right here.