Eddie Murphy's New Reggae Video Is A Colourful Mess
7 May 2015, 14:46 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09
"Oh Jah Jah" gets the most half-assed official visual accompaniment ever.
Weren't we just last week talking about actors whose music careers had taken a back seat? Trust us to speak too soon, as out of freakin' nowhere, Eddie Murphy's just come along and dropped a music video on our heads. And it looks like it took about 20mins to make.
Eddie released his catchy reggae single "Oh Jah Jah" earlier this year; we didn't mind it, but then immediately forgot about it. Thankfully he's here to remind us of its existence with a new video of himself and his band jamming out to the track. But this isn't just your average boring straight-shot music video: there's colour filters! And shimmering!
In all seriousness, the stripped-back, 17-year-old-playing-with-Windows-Movie-Maker aesthetic is actually a weird fit for this song. it's mellow, it doesn't ask much, and it's obviously just the work of a dude who's making music for the fun of it. Silly as the premise is, it's not bad for what it is.
Check it out below; we can probably expect a tour announcement in about four months...