OK Go: Needing/Getting
Amazing Stuff favourites OK Go have done it again. The masters of the viral video have created the world’s most complicated and creative music video. Don’t believe me? Look for yourselves.
OK Go set up over 1000 instruments over two miles of desert outside Los Angeles. A Chevy Sonic was outfitted with retractable pneumatic arms designed to play the instruments, and the band recorded this version of Needing/Getting, singing as they played the instrument array with the car. The video took 4 months of preparation and 4 days of shooting and recording. There are no ringers or stand-ins; Damian (lead singer) took stunt driving lessons. Each piano had the lowest octaves tuned to the same note so that they’d play the right note no matter where they were struck.
Info and video from OK Go youtube channel
Thanks Ezra for the tip!