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SOS: Broken-hearted dude belts ‘Mamma Mia’ all over Japan

He goes all in.


Michelle Jaworski

Internet Culture

Posted on Sep 10, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 6:55 am CDT

There isn’t much that ABBA doesn’t improve. Just ask Austin Weber. He said he and his girlfriend had planned to visit Japan before she broke up with him, and instead of not going at all, he invited his dad to be his travel buddy. But this wasn’t just a father-son bonding trip; it was an homage to being “broken-hearted” a la “Mamma Mia.”

For his one-man music video, Weber—with the filming help of his dad—sings the iconic song all around Kyoto. Whether he’s standing in a river, at the top of a mountain, or exploring the streets of the city, Weber is committed to belting out ABBA no matter where he is or what everybody else is doing around him—and some of them certainly appear to wonder.

With some low-tech touches and an electronic melody, it might end up being the kind of cathartic release we’ve all been looking for.

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*First Published: Sep 10, 2018, 8:40 am CDT