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Watch! Illusion filled video from OK Go!

1 of 1 Dan Konopka, Andy Ross, Tim Nordwind and Damian Kulash of OK GO
Dan Konopka, Andy Ross, Tim Nordwind and Damian Kulash of OK GO

Alternative rock band Ok Go have released the video for the latest single, The Writing's on the Wall. If you've got a spare four minutes it's well worth watching this mind-bending visual feast! 

The latest video from Ok Go features the band's four members moving through a Brooklyn warehouse going from one illusion to the next. 

In one shot, the camera finds bassist Tim Nordwind's face in a pile of rubbish; in another, the song's title appears in real writing which is actually revealed to be a fake wall. 

The colourful and mind-bending video took nearly 3 weeks to put together and over 50 takes to get it right.

Speaking about the actual music singer and co-director Damian Kulash told Rolling Stone: "Getting people to not overlook or discount the music can be a challenge. 

"When the treadmill video broke we suddenly were a much bigger band than we were the month before, but we also knew that now people were gonna see us as a kind of a one-hit stunt band.

"We could go in two directions: We could either try to out-cool it – try to out-run it like Radiohead did with Creep – or just embrace it and go, OK, what really worked here."

OK Go's new album, Hungry Ghosts, is due in October.

 
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