Watch: Tenacious D Return with New Song and Animated Video, “Video Games”
Alex H. Krinsky on May 11, 2023
Photo by Travis Shinn
Today, Tenacious D returned with a brand new song titled “Video Games,” along with an accompanying animated music video. On the track, Jack Black sings about how he doesn’t play video games except for God of War, Fallout 4 and Red Dead Redemption 2, the last of which he compares to “fucking Shakespeare.”
The incredibly fun video traverses many worlds, including Sonic’s 8-bit Green Hill, Mario’s World 1-1, the post-apocalyptic Commonwealth, the plains of New Austin and more. As Black sings, his bandmate Kyle Gass takes on the brutal threats of each world, slowly chipping away at his body and health bar. Notably, the video was created by Oneyplays and directed by Adam Paloian and Chris “Oney” O’Neill.
“It’s about growing up and leaving childish things behind…. But then realizing that video games are more than just mindless toys…,” Black and Gass said about the song. “In fact, they can be a true expression of huge ideas that belong in the pantheon of great works of art! It’s about time someone defended the honor and integrity of this bold new horizon. Leave it to the greatest band in the world… Tenacious D!!!”
Listen to “Video Games” below.