The Christian Breslauer-directed clip sees Yungblud throwing a rager at his own funeral, which is shot as a lavish performance video. But how did the UK singer meet his demise? Spoiler alert: By Sharon and Ozzy’s reckless driving.
First, Ozzy is seen at the beginning of the video, standing over Yungblud’s body, and asking. “Hang on, is this a f**king funeral? Where the f**k is everybody?”
At the end of the video, Yungblud — aka Dominic Harrison — steps out of the club and onto the street when a speeding muscle car violently runs him over. Sharon is at the wheel and Ozzy is in the passenger seat.
“What the f**k was that?” Ozzy asks Sharon after they flatten poor Dominic.
“Just some f**king poser,” Sharon snidely replies.
Ozzy responds, “Ah, run him over again then.”
As for the anthemic song, Yungblud explained that it’s “about ego, death, rebirth, and f**king dancing on your grave” — as the video portrays quite literally.
“Inviting everyone to join you,” he said (via Metal Hammer), “but if you’re on your own and you’re the only one dancing — that’s fine too.”
Yungblud continued: “For this new music, I looked at myself in the mirror and said, ‘You ain’t gonna be around forever, how do you want to be remembered? And if you were hit by a car tomorrow and you could sing one more thing before you become worm food, would this song be it?’ Truly, the answer is yes. I would take this to my grave.”
As for Ozzy, we’re expecting the Prince of Darkness to release a new solo album in 2022. The star-studded follow-up to 2020’s Ordinary Man will feature guest spots from legendary guitarists Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Tony Iommi and Zakk Wylde. Post Malone producer Andrew Watt is again at the helm, with a backing band featuring Chad Smith, Taylor Hawkins and Robert Trujillo.
Below you can watch Yungblud’s video for “The Funeral” featuring Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne.