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Tenacious D drop new song ‘Video Games’ with epic gaming-themed animated video

The new song comes with an insanely impressive music video.

Tenacious D have dropped a new song for the first time in years, and we reckon it was worth the wait.

The new song is a musical tribute to video games, appropriately titled ‘Video Games,’ and comes with an insanely impressive gaming-themed animated music video.

The video reimagines the rock duo as cartoons featuring in different video games like God Of War, Fallout 4, Tomb Raider, Sonic, Street Fighter and Red Dead Redemption 2. 

Throughout the song, Jack Black sings about the fact that he doesn’t like video games and that he never has time to play them, with pretty much every other line declaring he does in fact like them, and the experiences they give, with lyrics like:

"I don't play video games no more, I never play video games
Except for a little bit of God of War, I never play video games
Maybe a once in a while, a little bit of Fallout 4
But that's okay, not right now, I got things to do"

“It’s about growing up and leaving childish things behind…. But then realizing that video games are more than just mindless toys,” the rock duo said in an official statement. 

“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.”

The music video was created by Oneyplays, and directed by Adam Paloian and Chris “Oney” O’Neill.

Have a watch up top - you won’t regret it, especially if you like video games.