For anyone familiar with the work of Lil Dicky, a.k.a David Burd, it is known that he usually doesn’t go towards the more serious notes in his music. From hearing songs like “Ex-Boyfriend” and “White Dude,” the song and video for the love sick song “Molly” takes a different approach. Even Lil Dickey himself expresses how this song something out of his element. The song starts off with a commentary from the “Professional Rapper” himself saying that this is “the softest thing” he has every done.
Brendon Urie, from Panic! At the Disco, features on the song, and let me tell you oh, how sweet it is. Once that hook hits, and Urie’s beautiful voice takes charge, all you want to do is lie on the floor and let your soul feel things. Opening your eyes to the story inside the music video, takes those emotions to a whole new level.
If you haven’t watched the video yet, to understand it, I am going to have to give a little play-by-play. The video starts out with Burd and his “bros” on what is assumed to be his wedding day. Discussion of nerves circle the room by all the men playfully teasing him. The video eventually leads to the church where Dicky is greeted by beloved friends and family. As he walks inside, it is presumed he is walking up to the altar as he expresses nervous body language. The anticipation of the wedding is fully amplified in this moment, as we are expected to see a happily ever after.
The anticipation really kicks in as soon as you see the bride walking behind Dicky. The video takes a turn as the beat drops, along with your heart, as it is realized that she is marrying someone else. When I first saw this video, I, being a girl who feels things, couldn’t help but want to just go eat chocolate and cry after seeing that. The amount of emotion portrayed in that moment really took me, and I am sure many others off guard.
The remainder of the video consist of us watching Burd attempting to have a good time. You see the sadness in his eyes, as he is circled by the excitement and chaotic people, eventually turning to alcohol to ease the pain. In a whirlwind of fun and chaos Burd stands still as he is only focused on the love he lost. The video ends with him walking out of the reception and being approached by the bride. He seems to be happy for her and they hug as he walks away, leaving all of our hearts just as sad as they were when the video first started.
After absorbing the concept of this video, I think it is an amazing story line. There are not many videos out there that really encapture hearts like this one does. I laughed, I cried, and my heart was invested throughout the whole 5 minutes and 36 seconds. Lil Dicky, a.k.a. David Burd, really did an amazing job at throwing his emotions on the table with both the song and video. It just goes to show how sick and twisted love really is, and moving on is one hard thing to do.
–Caitlyn Johnston, Production Director