New Conchords song a net hit (+video)

Flight of the Conchords show their support for Red Nose Day. Photo / Supplied
Flight of the Conchords show their support for Red Nose Day. Photo / Supplied

The first new song from Flight of the Conchords in three years has become an internet sensation.

Feel Inside (And Stuff Like That) was written and recorded by Kiwi comedy duo Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement for last week's TV3 charity special Red Nose Day: Comedy for Cure Kids.

The song hit No. 1 on iTunes after the show, and was reported by many major news sites around the world. One version of the song on YouTube has had more than 300,000 hits. It has more than 7400 'likes' and just over 100 'dislikes'.

Fan comments included, "So much better than We Are The World" and, "It was awesome to see Jemaine Clement crack up. I've never even seen him smile on the show".

The song's lyrics came from primary school children at Clyde Quay School in Wellington and Grey Lynn School in Auckland, who were interviewed by McKenzie and Clement about their feelings on fundraising for the cause.

"The Flight of the Conchords were initially approached to play a small part in the show, much like many others, but they immediately wanted to do more and offered to write the song," said Cure Kids spokeswoman Hayley McLarin.

"It is heart-warming and funny. It will make you laugh and cry."

Kiwi musicians Dave Dobbyn, Anika Moa, Savage, Elizabeth Marvelly, PNC, Boh Runga, Zowie, Nathan King, Peter Urlich and Brooke Fraser all feature in the song.

The Conchords haven't released any new material since their 2009 album I Told You I Was Freaky, which compiled songs from the band's hit HBO show, which ran for 22 episodes over two seasons. They recently completed a comprehensive New Zealand tour.

Their fictional manager Murray, played by comedian Rhys Darby, also appears in the hilarious footage preceding the video.

Watch the video below:

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