“Who’s Gonna Save My Soul” is one of those I gotta hear that again songs. It’s a personal favorite from Gnarls Barkley’s new album The Odd Couple. They’ve taken that song and crafted a video that befits their unofficial title as hip-hop’s most creative duo.
The song itself is muted throughout the video. As we zoom into the scene, a girl is breaking up with her boyfriend in a diner.more..
Gnarls Barkley’s second single and video “Going On” debuted this afternoon. In classic Gnarly creative tradition, they went the unorthodox route: they’re not in the video at all. Set in an African (Caribbean?) country, a bunch of kids discover a portal to another world. After some initial dancing and singing with friends, a guy and girl break away from the pack and set the doorway to a new place down in the middle of a dirt path. The guy hops through.
What nails the video are the words that pop on the screen next >>
“Don’t Follow Me.”
Of course, the girl follows him anyway.more..
It’s amazing where a little publicity can get you these days. In 2004, Danger Mouse remixed Jay-Z’s “Black Album” with samples from the Beatles “White Album” and called it “The Grey Album.” Bang. Instant name recognition. Waving copyright infringement papers, EMI chased the album all over net - and the true barometer of success - “The Grey Album” spawned endless imitators: The Purple album, The Doo Doo Brown album, Bloody Burgundy, Lemony Yellow, Crushed Orange.. you get the idea.
Cee-Lo listened to Danger Mouse and discovered someone he could creatively mesh with - we got Gnarls Barkley. Before his death, the legendary Ike Turner asked Danger Mouse to produce his new album. Danger recruited The Black Keys, one of his favorite rock groups, to assist with the musical backing. Ideas were batted back and forth, but after Ike Turner passed, the project was kicked to the curb.more..
Gnarls Barkley debuted the video for “Run” yesterday, if it brings a sense of deja-familiar it should,“The concept is an imaginary early ‘90s public access show called City Vibin’,” is how Gnarls Barkley describe it. That’s certainly the imagery - lookin all Graffiti Rock-ish - but the energy is right in line with Andre 3000’s “Hey Ya!” Put em’ back to back on your Ipod playlist.
Gnarls Barkley go on to address ‘the rumors.’ What rumors?
Contrary to rumor, MTV and VH1 censors did not reject the video because of liability issues related to strobe effects and seizures. “Initially, there were fears the video was going to fail the Harding Test,” says a spokesperson for the band. “But, for the moment, indications lead us to believe the video passed.”more..