Tony Hung, the award-winning British-born Chinese artist, has directed the video for Blur’s latest track, the “warm-hearted chant-along declaration of fidelity” which is Ong Ong, taken from the group’s latest chart-topping album The Magic Whip.
The track triggered Hung’s memories of 80’s gaming, with references including Mario, Popeye, Dig Dug, Ms Pac Man, Circus Charlie, Fantasy Zone, Kirby’s Adventure, Mickey Mouse, Ghostbusters Stay Puft, Reservoir Dogs and of course, Atari. The narrative is torn straight from a classic platform game and features Mr OK, the hero who rescues his beloved from the clutches of evils bosses.
Along the way, he meets Mr Cream (Damon), Mr Brown (Graham), Mr Red (Alex) and Mr Black (Dave) as they continue their adventures in the vibrant video game world.
The video release follows Blur’s recent triumphant return to the US, which included a live performance of Ong Ong on Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show and a packed out fan show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg described by Rolling Stone as “glorious”.
Meanwhile, Blur takes to the road next week with sold out show around the country and will headline the Isle of Wight Festival on Saturday June 13 and at Hyde Park on June 20 as part of British Summer Time Hyde Park.
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