Tituss Burgess and an Ode to 45
July 19, 2019 12:56 PM   Subscribe

Tituss Burgess (of Kimmy Schmidt and Pinot Noir fame) has released a video for his song 45. (Video. Lyrics.) The video features actor Daniel J. Watts, an empty mansion, Tituss in a straight jacket, and some weird eye makeup.

The song is the first single from his upcoming album, Saint Tituss.
posted by kinsey (8 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
 
I feel like there ought to be a whole musical built around this song...
posted by EllaEm at 1:08 PM on July 19, 2019 [3 favorites]


The part where Tituss is calmly and earnestly assuring us that we're the cure, of that he is sure? But, see, he's in a tiny low-ceilinged room and wearing a straight jacket and he's utterly alone?

That's exactly how I feel all the time.
posted by mochapickle at 1:20 PM on July 19, 2019 [12 favorites]


That chorus though, love love love it
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs at 1:24 PM on July 19, 2019 [4 favorites]


Honestly, I don't know if I fully grok the overall message here--or perhaps I'm just too cynical to accept it at face value--but Tituss Burgess so it's a yes from me.
posted by youarenothere at 3:50 PM on July 19, 2019 [1 favorite]


This is a fantastic song. As a summer pop hit in 2019 it has everything from the beat to the hook to the feature...just everything.

But watching his I just can't help but be reminded of the lyrics from another song:

Remember the war against Franco?

That's where each of us belongs.

Though he may have won all the battles

We had all the good songs

posted by East14thTaco at 3:51 PM on July 19, 2019 [7 favorites]


This entire video's such a mood and same.

I'm so transfixed, he's dumb as bricks
posted by rather be jorting at 9:57 PM on July 19, 2019 [2 favorites]


I was rewatching "45" again and Tituss's live cover of "Time After Time" came up as the next suggested video - holy moly, those pipes! So good. Can't wait to hear his upcoming album.
posted by rather be jorting at 11:41 AM on July 20, 2019 [1 favorite]


Oh that's so good, rbj! I'm so glad you linked it!
posted by mochapickle at 1:11 PM on July 20, 2019 [1 favorite]


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