The University of St Andrews’ The Other Guys, perhaps most famed for their Royal Romance parody, released onto YouTube just over a year ago to coincide with the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, today released a follow up charity single in aid of Breast Cancer Care, entitled St Andrews Girls.
The song, which is based largely on Katy Perry’s California Gurls, incorporates music from One Direction, Belinda Carlisle and the Chariots of Fire theme tune, and was first performed live at the St Andrews Regional Round of the Voice Festival UK back in March, a song integral to their winning performance.
The video is released in conjunction with an audio download, available at their official website for £1, with the option to donate additional money towards the charity the group are raising for, Breast Cancer Care. The charity this year celebrates its 40th anniversary, and the group has experienced first-hand how cancer can affect individuals and their families. Through the video they hope to help people through that difficult time.
The video portrays a more intimate side to the group, with several ‘casual’ group shots interspersed with more deliberately staged scenes, complete with token suspect dance moves, the usual suit and shirt outfit combination, and a cameo from a pineapple which appears to have no relevance to anything whatsoever.
Whether the video will have the same success as its predecessor remains to be seen, particularly as much of the humour is based significantly around St Andrews-based in-jokes, but the guys have nevertheless once again produced a hilarious and entertaining video which further emphasises their reputation as the “Lonely Island of A Cappella”, a title given to them by Nick Girard of Overboard.