OK Go loves making complex, quirky "one take" videos for their songs. And we love them for doing it. Again.
They started with treadmills, remember? They showed off trained dogs for White Knuckles. They got all stop-motiony. "This Too Shall Pass" had two versions: there was the crazy-ass Rube Goldberg Machine that filled a warehouse and another with a ghillie suited marching band.
So it should come as no surprise that they figured how to use a car to play a song...
Oh, you thought that was easy?
From the video description:
The new music video from OK Go, made in partnership with Chevrolet. 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 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. For
more information and behind-the-scenes footage, see http://www.LetsDoThis.com and http://www.okgo.net.
Many thanks to Chevy for believing in and supporting such an insane and
ambitious project, and to Gretsch for providing the guitars.