Smeagol. Cyndi Lauper. Since time immemorial, these two icons of pop culture have stood apart from one another — but today, they have finally combine forces for the mash-up we’ve all been demanding.
Like almost everything on the internet, this breathtakingly hilarious video was created to promote a Kickstarter project: Walters is currently attempting to fund his first full-length album under the moniker “Headphone Hair.” As of this writing, he only has a few thousand more dollars to raise with ten more days to go. And Headphone Hair’s music is… actually really good? As the description of Headphone Hair’s first EP, If This Means You…, suggests, it sounds “a lot like if Bombay Bicycle Club hugged Sufjan so hard that Andrew Bird popped out of his hoodie pocket like a little marsupial.” Check it out for yourself:
Speaking of which, one of Ian’s Kickstarter rewards is that he’ll record a personalized Gollum parody for you if you pitch in $100. What would you want him to sing for you? Let us know in the comments below!
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