'Better Call Saul' Music Video Is A Dark, Twangy Parody Of Lawyer Infomercials
The music video for "Better Call Saul" has just about everything one would expect a ballad for a corrupt defense attorney to have: beautiful women, a wacky inflatable tube man, spinning street signs reading 'lawyer up' and a country twang.
The video features Junior Brown and his double-neck 'guilt-steel' (part-guitar, part-lap steel) against a moody desert backdrop, singing an upbeat ode to Breaking Bad's shady Saul Goodman, Walter White's lawyer. Goodman, played by Bob Odenkirk (Mr. Show, Fargo), is getting his own show on AMC, premiering February 15, 2015. Better Call Saul will be a prequel to Breaking Bad set in 2002, six years before the crooked, small-time lawyer partnered up with the infamous Heisenberg, with some possible flash-forwards to a post-Breaking Bad world.
The song was composed by Dave Porter, who also wrote the score for Breaking Bad. The lyrics for "Better Call Saul" (written by series creator Vince Gilligan and writer Peter Gould) move through a series of minor inconveniences—or misdemeanors and felonies, whichever—that Saul might be able to help you sort out. Some are fairly innocuous, like spray-painting an overpass. Some are a little more disturbing, like what are all those kids doing in your van? It's unsettling black humor and fairly catchy, which matches the tone we've come to anticipate from this franchise.
The video premiered on AMC last night following a Breaking Bad marathon. It's the second peek we have of the series.