Merely in time for the spookiest week of the 365 days, Conan Gray has dropped a brand unusual video that begs the quiz: Would you stay on if all of your exes changed into zombies on Halloween eve, ineffective-self-discipline on winning you support?
That is the unhappy scenario Gray faces in “Maniac,” which co-stars The Conclude of the F***ing World actress Jessica Barden. Collectively, they strive to fend off her ex-boyfriends, who all earn stereotypical excessive faculty nicknames: The Meathead, The Nice Guy, The Art Boy, and The Dreamboat. The cinematic clip pays homage to awe classics love Dawn of the Uninteresting
As for the song itself, “Maniac” is a entire ’80s fever dream, marked by colorful synths and Gray’s quirky lyrics a pair of fickle ex who leaves him simultaneously amused and harm. “Expose all of your friends that I am loopy and pressure you indignant … So, why abolish you name me and utter me you grab to earn me support? / You maniac,” he sings on the hook, with an explore roll and a smirk.
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In a assertion about the unusual song, Gray acknowledged, “I wrote ‘Maniac’ within the shower after getting a middle of the evening drunk scream textual teach from my ex. They’d been working actual through town telling each person that I was some freak who would no longer breeze away them by myself when genuinely, they were the freak. They were the one acting love a maniac — sending weird plain-evening texts and displaying up at my reveals unannounced. I believed it was hilarious and all my friends had dealt with the identical component, so I definite to jot down a cathartic post atomize-up song dedicated to psychotic exes.”
The 20-365 days-frail singer moreover detailed the “Maniac” tune video, asserting, “I needed each person’s worst nightmare to attain correct — all of your exes getting support from the ineffective to hang-out you all in a single evening. “Night of the Living Exes,” in case you are going to. … I believed it might perchance well actually perchance perchance well also be stress-free to showcase all of the stereotypes in a cheesy 80s awe movie-esque video.”
“Maniac” will appear on Gray’s upcoming debut solo album, and the singer previously told MTV Recordsdata that or no longer it’s “potentially [his] prime song off the album.” Next up, he’ll embark on a sold-out elope obnoxious North The US. The Comfort Crowd Tour kicks off on October 29 in St. Louis sooner than wrapping up in mid-December in Los Angeles.