A new Gnarls Barkley video for the single “Run”, one of my personal favorites off of their new album The Odd Couple has been out on the airwaves for a few weeks now. One of our readers was nice enough to alert my attention to the fact that there is also a video out for the song. The video was directed by HAPPYduo Richard Farmer and Guy Shelmerdine. The video is a bit of an homage to American Bandstand and includes B boys and girls getting freaky. It starts with Justin Timberlake who also makes a few vocal contributions to the album as well.
The video has also been labeled as potentially seizure-inducing. This clip came straight from the Gnarls Barkley website: “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.”Well, I personally guarantee that the video is better than that seizure-inducing Olympics video. So judge for yourself at your own risk.