Dave Burd is the musician Lil Dicky, known for releasing comedic rap videos such as "$ave Dat Money" and "Lemme Freak". Lil Dicky just released a new music video this week for his song called "Molly". Sweet, a funny rap about taking drugs? No, "Molly" is a rap ballad and by Dicky's own admission it is "the softest thing I ever did." Featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco, the song has an infectious chorus. Give it a listen.
The video does a great job convincing the viewer that Dicky is the groom on the way to his wedding. Opening with Lil Dicky and his friend getting dressed in formal clothing while they tease him for being nervous. Then there is the great shot of Dicky who appears to be standing at the front of the room trying not to peak at the brides dress. It then reveals he is actually standing in the crowd and Molly is his ex-girlfriend who is marrying someone else.
Aside from being a great song, the lyrics point out a strange social convention, "the hardest rule to follow." When you are friends with your ex and still care about them deeply, you can't express that or it could make their new partner jealous and ruin their relationship. As Lil Dicky tells Molly in his song, "even when I can't say love ya, I love ya." This is unfair to Lil Dicky and all those who have been in his situation. There has to be a socially acceptable way to express love for a friend who is committed to someone else. Not every one of us can write a song and have talented vocalists sing our feelings away. For now though, we'll have to sing along with Brendon and Dave.
What was your favorite part of the "Molly" music video? The song? Brendon Urie chorus? Or viner Logan Paul's appearance as an obnoxious guest? Let us know in the comments below.