Tuesday 7 February 2012

Today's Review: The Video To Needing/Getting By OK Go

I've been a fan of OK Go since they first released Get Over It, and I thought their first album was a blast. Their music has kinda gone a little downhill since then, and I haven't paid particular attention to their later releases, but since they started making their awesome music videos they just haven't let up. You know the ones I'm talking about. From dancing on the patio, to dancing on treadmills, to operating a massive Rube Goldberg machine, each and every one of their videos has a great concept and a great amount of time and effort put into them.

This one is no exception. Here we have a car kitted out with mics and rods, being driven through the desert in order to hit several pianos, guitars, bells and whatever the hell else can bring out the desired melody at the correct speed. Apparently it took four months of preparation and four days of shooting, but the result is pretty damn impressive. Damian, the singer there, took stunt driving lessons to do this video, and it shows, he drifts and turns perfectly to get to the next section in time to carry on the song. 

People may say it's fake, but come on, this is OK Go. They're here to work their asses off for three minute videos that are awesome. It's gotta be real, and hell, it looks real enough. Great concept, and wonderfully pulled off. You've done it again, guys. 

My rating: 5/5

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