Featuring layered, highly danceable funk courtesy of Danger Mouse with a killer vocal and dark lyrics by Cee-Lo Green, Gnarls Barkley's soultastic new groove "Run" easily ranks as the best single to drop in '08. Now, if only they'd do something about the video, which made me feel woozy and might make you have an epileptic seizure, according to Billboard. And the lame cameo by Justin Timberlake, who's usually money when it comes to stuff like this, doesn't help. Am I just a wuss or are the strobe effects a bit intense?
OK, just watched it again. Not only does the video kinda suck but it's a health hazard. At least for me. Regardless, the song itself is more pop excellence from music's most lethal duo.
Gnarls Barkley's album The Odd Couple, the follow-up to their masterful 2006 debut St. Elsewhere, comes out April 8 and I couldn't be more stoked. Been a Cee-Lo fan since back in high school when we used to drive around blasting Goodie Mob, digged his highly underrated solo discs and this Gnarls Barkley brilliance with Danger Mouse might go down as the most important music of the decade. For real.