Who better to croon about buzzwords and marketing than those corporate drones Crosby, Stills & Nash? Weird Al Yankovic rips off the folksy stylings of the trio for his eighth and final video-a-day release, “Mission Statement.”
The video, hand drawn and animated by TruScribe, debuted Monday on Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog. Yankovic harmonizes with himself on such groovy, peace-loving lyrics as, “We’ll set a brand trajectory using management philosophy.”
“I wanted to do a song about all the ridiculous double-speak and meaningless buzzwords that I’ve been hearing in office environments my entire life,” Yankovic told the WSJ. “I just thought it would be ironic to juxtapose that with the song stylings of CSN, whose music pretty much symbolizes the antithesis of corporate America.”
The video comes on the heels of eight straight days of Weird Al music videos, following the likes of “Tacky” (a parody of Pharrell’s “Happy”), “Word Crimes” (Robin Thicke‘s “Blurred Lines”), “Foil” (Lorde’s “Royals”) and “Handy” (Iggy Izalea’s “Fancy”). The album “Mandatory Fun” is available now.
See the video for “Mission Statement” at Speakeasy, or watch it below.