On “Can’t Get Happy” from Only Real’s Jerk At The End Of The Line, the UK singer-songwriter spins together melodic rap-sung lyrics while riding a dreamy pop groove. The song gets a trippy, Saturday morning cartoon-style music video, with Only Real as the human getting taunted by strange little animated creatures. He sings straight at the camera while winged blue sausages offer him hits from tiny cartoon joints and stretch his lips into a grin. By the clip’s end, Only Real himself is transformed into a cartoon, a clever take on the realization that your failed efforts to revive a relationship have made a caricature out of you. The video whimsically balances sunny stoner vibes with a healthy dose of self-deprecating humor. Watch it below.
Jerk At The End Of The Line is out 3/30.