This past winter was an eventful time for OK Go, between the release of third album Of The Blue Colour Of The Sky, disputes with EMI over its YouTube videos and an eventual split with the label and the creation of Paradacute Records. But even after all the dust settled, the music is still stuck in our heads—because OK Go definitely still has it. Of The Blue Colour Of The Sky brings us little nuggets of unbridled optimism set to catchy pop beats with Damian Kulash’s funky falsetto soaring overhead—and, in typical OK Go fashion, some of the most awesome videos ever made. OK Go is taking time between dates on its worldwide tour supporting the LP in order to guest edit magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our Q&A with Kulash.
Kulash: The footage shot for the BBC’s The Blue Planet and Planet Earth series has got to be some of the most hair-raisingly wonderful stuff that’s ever been recorded, but what really really sends both shows over the top is that melodious, engrossing voice of David Attenborough. It’s like the sonic signature of learning itself, as if its timbre alone could make people smarter. He could read a software license and make it edifying and full of wonder.
Video after the jump.