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This Animal Crossing Music Video Is The Mashup You Never Expected

It's been over a year since "Animal Crossing: New Horizons" arrived on the Nintendo Switch, and although some fans may need a break from the popular cozy game, others are just getting started. There are plenty of things that only adults notice in "Animal Crossing: New Horizons," including some creepy details that have permeated the entire series. Now, fans' love of all things spooky and dark has combined with a cute game about animal village life in order to create "An Animal Crossing Remake of Nine Inch Nails' Closer." Yes, you read that right.

That's right, writer and comedian Jenn Welch, who has previously made an "Animal Crossing" and "Mean Girls" crossover, recreated Nine Inch Nails' iconic song "Closer," but with an "Animal Crossing" twist. The music video is an impressive shot-for-shot copy of "Closer," but with "Animal Crossing" characters and sounds. Yes, if you ever wondered what K.K. Slider might sound like covering Trent Reznor's work, you don't have to daydream anymore.

For those who need an even closer look at the comparison between the original "Closer" and the "Nine Inch Nooks" version, Welch has also uploaded a video showing both versions playing simultaneously. The remake captures the gritty feel of the original video and tune perfectly, with plenty of nods to "Animal Crossing" thrown in. For example, "Closer" features flashes of "missing scene" notifications, while the Nine Inch Nooks version will flicker and show the saving screen from "Animal Crossing."

Fans loved Welch's twisted masterpiece

Because K.K. Slider is nothing if not a good boy, the Nine Inch Nooks version of "Closer" is heavily edited, unlike the NSFW original. Each time a curse word appears in the song, K.K. sneezes cutely, instead of letting the word fly in Animalese. Really, the video has everything; even the infamous Zipper T. Bunny makes an appearance as a severed head.

Viewers loved Welch's adaptation, and responded enthusiastically. Others were supremely confused by the mashup. One fan commented, "Congratulations, you've mixed the most wholesome thing, with the most unwholesome thing." Another simply asked if Welch was okay.

One commenter wondered how the video was made in the first place, saying, " Can you imagine.... going to Harv's island and filming this[?]" To be fair, Harvey's kind of creepy anyway, according to most fans.

Welch's adaptation of "Closer" combines two amazing pieces of pop culture history, bringing video games and music together. Just don't expect K.K. Slider to give you a recording of "Closer" after one of his in-game Saturday night performances anytime soon.