Watch OK Go play over 1000 instruments in their new music video
To execute this monumental and frankly insane video, OK Go set up over 1000 instruments over two miles of desert outside Los Angeles. It took 4 months of preparation and 4 days of recording, and at no point did they use stand-ins. This version of Needing/Getting was recorded as they sang while playing the instrument array with the car.
Preparation included stunt driving lessons, fitting of the Chevy Sonic with retractable pneumatic arms designed to play the instruments, and tuning each piano’s lowest octaves to the same note so that they’d play the right note no matter where they were struck.