Wanda’s ‘Columbo’ music video is cool and the song is catchy if a little bit “Huh?”

Wanda’s ‘Columbo‘ music video is cool and the song is catchy if a little bit “Huh?”

I am not even going to attempt to explain what Austrian indie pop band Wanda’s new song ‘Columbo‘ is about.

Except to say, from the translation of the lyrics from German into English that I read, it seems to be about a couple deciding to stay at home in their pajamas instead of going out. And something about Columbo?

Yep, that Columbo. The raincoated detective from the 1970s and 80s. The guy played by Peter Falk so many of us used to watch and love.

This week Wanda released the official music video for ‘Columbo’ and, while beautifully filmed, yes, again it is a bit of a mystery.

Because it’s Wanda’s lead singer Michael Marco Fitzthum dancing around on a desolate landscape of what looks like volcanic rock wearing a pair of large feathery angel wings, while half-naked couples wander around here and there, and all of them occasionally lay down inside a chalk outline.

Alrighty then.

If you were a fan of Columbo, though, you will at least recognize the smoking, the raincoat and the Peugeot 403 in the video as symbols of that now iconic man.

Not that I’m making fun of Wanda’s ‘Columbo‘ video and song, because I’m not. I think both are cool. But especially the song.

Because it has a catchy melody that sticks in your head, and a cool undertone of the Austropop sound that has made Wanda so popular at home here in Austria.

The track, by the way, is from Wanda’s upcoming new album Niente, which will be released on October 6th.

Now watch and listen to Wanda’s ‘Columbo‘ music video below to see if you can figure out any more than I can. Either way, I like it.

About Michelle Topham

I'm a Brit-American journalist, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I'm also obsessed with music, anime, manga, and K-dramas. Help!

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