Don’t we all have days when we wish we had a clone to delegated undesired duties to?
In the music video for her new single, “Charmer,” Aimee Mann secures herself a double, and in return gets a bit more than she bargained for. Her clone, played by the superb Laura Linney, does a better job at the rock star thing than the original model. A little too ironic for Mann, who named her own label, SuperEgo Records.
Tom Scharpling directs.
“Charmer” is the title track from Mann’s forthcoming eighth studio album, due September 18.
For more about her collaboration with Scharpling on the clip, and how Academy Award nominee Linney gamely jumped in, head over to NPR’s All Songs Considered.