New Video: edibleRed, 'Hey Ya'

If you were going to explain to an alien what a "pop song" was, you could do worse than to play them Outkast's "Hey Ya." It's got an indelible melody, an easy-to-remember chorus and... handclaps. But the real secret of its success is the way it delivers a really morose message about heartbreak and breaking up underneath the sugar rush of its music.

So kudos to New York band edibleRed for basically stripping the glossy shine off of the original and sticking to the sadness. The cellos, the sad-girl-for-life singing, and the creeping pace all accentuate the broken heart at the center of this modern standard.