By Laura Ferreiro
Flight of the Conchords – the clever New Zealand duo behind the HBO comedy series of the same name – have released their first song in three years, with all proceeds going to a children’s charity.
“Feel Inside (and Stuff Like That)” was inspired by hilarious interviews the Grammy-winning band – Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement – conducted with kids at primary schools in New Zealand. They asked the kids questions such as, “What sort of music is hip with the kids?” and “What rhymes with hospital?”
Not surprisingly, the kids came up with some adorable gems. One girl reminded the Conchords that sick kids can’t do hip-hop, and suggested they get money to help them by selling oil, gold and crystals.
The Conchords then teamed up with several fellow Kiwi musicians to turn the kids’ wacky comments and lyrics into the song and the video below.
The song premiered on New Zealand’s TV3 last week and quickly went viral.
Proceeds from sales of the single will go to the New Zealand charity Cure Kids, which works to find cures for life-threatening illnesses that children face.
The full song is available on iTunes, and all sales proceeds will go to the charity.