The Roughhousers Ask How Chickens Get By In Their Delicious New Single, ‘Chicken Fingers’

In case you’ve somehow missed it, for the past while Grey DeLisle and Eddie Clendening have released a series of singles, which sees them re-imagine children’s music, giving it a rockabilly treatment, and having a lot of fun with it. Their project, The Roughhousers, has dropped their latest single, ‘Chicken Fingers’, which takes a fun look at a classic childhood food, making a song that will appeal to all ages.

Grey DeLisle took inspiration to write the new single from her five year old daughter, who wondered how chickens coped without their fingers. As in The Roughhousers’ usual fashion, the lyrics take a humorous look at a variety of scenarios, in which chickens find themselves – fingerless. The song itself is sung in a “hand jive” style (think ‘Born To Hand Jive’, from the ‘Grease’ original sound track), and is just as fun as it sounds.

Of course, a single from The Roughhousers comes with an equally hilarious visual, and in the first half of the ‘Chicken Fingers’ clip much of Grey’s vocals are conveyed by way of a rubber chicken “microphone”, while in the second half she sings and dances wearing a chicken mask, all the while waving the rubber chicken about. Eddie Clendening gets his turn at wearing the chicken mask as well, and the pair end up performing in a diner, named for both the band and the delicious snack.

If you’re not already craving chicken fingers right now, then you most certainly will be after watching the music video below. You can find out more about The Roughhousers and their music online on their official website, Facebook, Twitter,
Instagram, and Grey DeLisle’s homepage

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