Nickelback is a band that has the special ability to be made fun of on the internet. From their power chord-heavy songs to Chad Kroeger’s rough singing, they’re often ridiculed for their over-use of themes involving women and sex and coming out with songs that all just sound the same.
So what better way to respond to all this criticism? Why of course, a new melodramatic music video for their song “Trying Not to Love You”.
Featuring Seinfeld’s Jason Alexander as froth-artist barista, the video shows him trying to impress a blonde customer (played by Baywatch’s Brooke Burns)…among other peculiarities.
While I don’t exactly know what’s going on in the music video, I can’t decide whether I’m laughing at the music video or along with the band’s humour.
I’m sure the guys from Nickelback are cool people. But seeing that this music video is so absurd, I don’t think my opinion about their music has changed.
And besides, haven’t I already heard this song before? It sure sounds kind of familiar…