By Amanda Wicks
After debuting their new single “Wherever I Go,” OneRepublic released a whimsical music video for the song. While they only appear briefly in the video, the storyline instead focuses on a day in the life of a Japanese businessman stuck in his routine.
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The businessman, actor Kenneth Choi, wakes up daily at 6am and faces a world of black, white and gray, as everyone dresses the same and the world around him mirrors how he feels inside: dull. But upon entering his office, he flings down his briefcase and begins dancing. His coworkers look at him aghast before giving into his energy and joining in.
Still, he can’t woo over the one woman he’d like to. It takes discovering a secret passageway containing OneRepublic to help him transform his boring life into something more colorful. When he steps back into the office after watching OneRepublic sing, everything becomes a colorful hodgepodge straight out of the 1960s.
It’s a fanciful way to interpret OneRepublic’s song, and with dance numbers nearly as memorable as Miike Snow’s “Genghis Khan” video to boot.