Frank Weysos – known for his work directing music videos and with his band The Hawks – has been hard at work on his solo debut, and we have been looking forward to it for quite some time. What’s even better? We’ve got the exclusive premiere of the video for his very first single “Cry Baby” from the upcoming album Teddy Blood, due out November 11th via Texas Is Funny Records.
The video starts off with Frank speaking to a ventriloquist dummy, and then get slowly more terrifying as he is wandering around a wax museum that actually feels more like a haunted house than anything. He sings toward the camera while he addresses different props, largely mannequins and life size renderings of different people in history. It definitely adds a different element to the song, which was already a quirky, interesting, and alluring piece.
“I had worked as a janitor at the wax museum many many years ago and had recently taken my girlfriend to show her my old stomping grounds. At some point I realized that the security sensors in each display no longer worked and being a bit tipsy, I decided to start breaking into each set and interacting with all the wax figures. One thing led to the next and before I knew it we were filming a music video. Patrons had a good laugh and I scared the shit out of a few people. I even hid in one of the sets when an employee walked by and went un-noticed. A couple hours later I had a no budget music video that featured me hanging out with Jesus and werewolves…which is very fitting because that’s basically the idea behind the album.”
Teddy Blood is out November 11th via Texas Is Funny Records.