OK Go - I Won’t Let You Down
This is an Ok Go music video. It’s another entry in their now time-honored tradition of single-take, organizationally complex music videos: it’s set in the parking lot of a Japanese warehouse (factory? Doesn’t matter) and builds in intricacy as it goes on. The whole video is in a single shot done on - I’m quite sure - maybe a drone? Some of the initial frames look a little weird, like the camera quality is a little off, but as the camera pulls farther and farther away it makes more sense.
I find this video kind of trite and definitely old hat by now but that maybe speaks to my jaded Ok Go nature. I love the band and the music videos they produce are are methodical, clever and inventive but they play off a common theme of monotony.
I will admit, the video becomes rather spectacular by the time the song ends. It’s worth watching just to see it all build up. It reminds me a lot of the North Korean Mass Games - I honestly haven’t seen something on this scale since I saw a video of that.
Go ahead and watch the video, but this is definitely in Ok Go’s oeuvre…and it’s not bad, just predictable, a little bit of the sameness.
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