New Music Tuesday: OK Go

Ok, we’re all familiar with these guys because of their epically fantastic viral video for “Here It Goes Again.”  Their creativity and synchronized dancing on treadmills sky-rocketed them to super-stardom the world round with viewers in the millions.  They’ve always had a sort of indie-rockness to their style, but they continue to improve (and enhance) their music with each album, and Of the Blue Colour of the Sky is no different.

okgo2Fans of the more popular album Oh No might be thrown off by the shift in style on the new album.  Not because the songs no longer whisper the essence of Ok Go, but because they actually scream the essence of Ok Go.  You can tell the band decided to make an album where they could do whatever they wanted to do, and now that they are established world-wide thanks to YouTubes, they really can do whatever they want to do.

Most artists fall into the trap of being characterized as one thing and then getting stuck playing that one thing their whole lives.  They don’t evolve or make moves to be unique.  Ok Go has continually evolved not only as artists, but as entertainers, and I have to say that they’ve won my heart with their latest installment.

On Of the Blue Colour of the Sky, you’ll find songs closer in style to MGMT or TV on the Radio with a blend of catchy beats combined with retro synthesizers.  The songs are more dramatic and unpredictable than previous albums, but offer a wide range of intensity from dance club to coffeehouse (in a figurative sense.)  But they haven’t lost their “catchy”.  Ok Go will always be the guys that get the song stuck in your head.  The first single off of the album “WTF” is extremely addicting with an equally addicting music video.  WARNING: Don’t watch this if crazy psychedelic colors and flashy videos give you a headache or some equally not as awesome affliction.

Pick up the single “WTF?” below:

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About the Author

Kyle Brigham is a fan of all things music. He has been to a ridiculous number of concerts across the nation and has been interviewing bands for over 10 years. He likes to listen to music excessively loud and thinks you got to get up to get down.

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