One of the most exciting things about a new movie from The Lonely Island (Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schafer) is that we also get a new Lonely Island album. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping opens in theaters on June 3, but you don’t have to wait until next month to get a listen to some of the new songs from the mockumentary. Two songs from the soundtrack/album are online today and they’re just as good as you could’ve hoped.
We caught a glimpse of the first song, “I’m So Humble,” in the first Popstar trailer, but now you can hear the whole thing, which features Adam Levine. Samberg’s character in the film, Connor4Real, is anything but humble, so you can imagine where we’re going with this. The song features lyrics like, “Bar none, I am the most humblest / #1 at the top of the humble list / My apple crumble is by far the most crumble-ist / But I act like it tastes bad out of humbleness.”
The next song is “Mona Lisa” about a trip to the Louvre in Paris to see the classic painting. We don’t want to spoil the twist, but it goes wrong in a very hilarious way.
What’s so consistently impressive about The Lonely Island is that not only are their songs funny, they’re actually great songs. If they weren’t rapping about apple crumble and Dikembe Mutumbo, you could completely believe these songs would be in heavy rotation on the radio. Let’s hope the movie is as good as what we’ve heard so far.
By Mike Sampson